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Procure, 1) to bring about, to effect, to cause: “I am sorry that such sorrow I p.” Meas. V, 479. “to p. my fall,” Err. I, 1, 1. “all these could not p. me any scathe,” H6B II, 4, 62. “the injuries that they themselves p.” Lr. II, 4, 306. “what cause --s her hither?” Rom. III, 5, 68 (== causes her to come hither). With an inf.: “p. the vicar to stay for me,” Wiv. IV, 6, 48. “one that I'll p. to come to thee,” Rom. II, 2, 145. With a clause: “p. that Lady Margaret do vouchsafe to come,” H6A V, 5, 88.
2) to obtain, to contrive to have, to gain, to get: “not to be tempted, would she be immured, and now, to tempt, all liberty --d,” Compl. 252. “have --d his leave for present parting,” All's II, 5, 60. Wint. IV, 4, 634. R2 IV, 159. H6C II, 1, 180. H8 V, 1, 133. Troil. III, 3, 276. Cor. III, 3, 9. Cymb. V, 4, 162. With a dat. and accus.: “p. me music ready,” Shr. Ind. 1, 50. “you should p. him better assurance,” H4B I, 2, 35. Wiv. II, 3, 95. H4A II, 4, 597. III, 3, 208. H6A I, 4, 7. Oth. III, 1, 38.
3) to contrive: (my dog) “with sighs so deep --s to weep in howling wise,” Pilgr. 276 (some M. Edd. my sighs . . . p. to weep).
4) to pimp: “--s she still?” Meas. III, 2, 58.
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