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Master, vb. 1) to be master of, to have as servant: “I will not say thou shalt be so well --ed,” Cymb. IV, 2, 383. “and rather father thee than m. thee,” Cymb. IV, 2, 383
2) to conquer, to subdue: “brag not of thy might, for --ing her that foiled the god of fight,” Ven. 114. “servilely --ed with a leathern rein,” Ven. 114 “--ing what not strives,” Compl. 240. “Love is your master, for he --s you,” Gent. I, 1, 39. “every one can m. a grief but he that has it,” Ado III, 2, 28. “affects . . . not by might --ed,” LLL I, 1, 153. “they that m. so their blood,” Mids. I, 1, 74. “or Charles or something weaker --s thee,” As I, 2, 272. not till now (I loved you) “so much but I might m. it,” Troil. III, 2, 129. “m. the devil,” Hml. III, 4, 169 (reading of the later Qq). “to m. Caesar's sword,” Cymb. III, 1, 31.
3) to possess, to own: leaves it (his gold) “to be --ed by his young,” Lucr. 863. “such a beauty as you m. now,” Sonn. 106, 8. “for the wealth that the world --s,” Merch. V, 174. “as if he --ed there a double spirit,” H4A V, 2, 64. “the promise of his greener days and these he --s now,” H5 II, 4, 137.
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