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Rear, vb. 1) tr. a) to raise: “when I r. my hand,” Tp. II, 1, 295. “you are the first that --s your hand,” Caes. III, 1, 30. “his --ed arm crested the world,” Ant. V, 2, 82. “r. up his body,” H6B III, 2, 34. “--ed aloft the bloody battle-axe,” Tit. III, 1, 169. “had our weak spirits ne'er been higher --ed,” Wint. I, 2, 72. “whom I from meaner form have benched and --ed to worship,” Wint. I, 2, 72 “checks and disasters grow in the veins of actions highest --ed,” Troil. I, 3, 6. “let us r. the higher our opinion,” Ant. II, 1, 35.
b) to erect (cf. High-reared in R3 V, 3, 242): “a statelier pyramis to her I'll r.” H6A I, 6, 21. “of the paste a coffin I will r.” Tit. V, 2, 189. “some beast --ed this,” Tim V, 3, 4 (O. Edd. reade).
c) to place high: r. it (his head) “in the place your father's stands,” H6C II, 6, 86.
d) to rouse, to stir up: “if you r. this house against this house,” R2 IV, 145 (Qq raise).
e) to breed, to bring up: “I'll not r. another's issue,” Wint. II, 3, 192. “shall thy old dugs once more a traitor r.?” R2 V, 3, 90. “from their ashes shall be --ed a phoenix,” H6A IV, 7, 92. With up: “for her sake do I r. up her boy,” Mids. II, 1, 136.
2) intr. to rise up on the hind legs: “he --s upright, curvets and leaps,” Ven. 279.
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