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Stead, vb. 1) to supply, to replace: with up: “we shall advise this wronged maid to s. up your appointment, go in your place,” Meas. III, 1, 260.
2) to be of use to, to benefit, to help: “necessaries which since have --ed much,” Tp. I, 2, 165. “so it s. you, I will write,” Gent. II, 1, 119. “can you so s. me as bring me to the sight of Isabella?” Meas. I, 4, 17. “may you s. me?” Merch. I, 3, 7. Shr. I, 2, 266. All's III, 7, 41. V, 3, 87. Rom. II, 3, 54. Oth. I, 3, 344. Per. III Prol. 21. IV Prol. 41. cf. Bested.
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