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Swagger, to rant, to be noisy and boisterous: “what hempen homespuns have we --ing here?” Mids. III, 1, 79. “will he s. himself out on's own eyes?” Troil. V, 2, 136. “the --ing upspring,” Hml. I, 4, 9. Especially == to bluster, to bully: “a terrible oath, with a --ing accent sharply twanged off,” Tw. III, 4, 197. “when I came to wive, . . . by --ing could I never thrive,” V, 408. “hang him, --ing rascal!” H4B II, 4, 76. H4B II, 4, 76 H4B II, 4, 76 H4B II, 4, 76 H4B II, 4, 76 113 (very imperfectly understood by Mrs Quickly). “an I should have been --ed out of my life,” Lr. IV, 6, 243 (Edgar, in the character of a peasant: zwaggered). “squabble, s., swear,” Oth. II, 3, 281. With before the person bullied: “he'll not s. with a Barbary hen,” H4B II, 4, 107. “a rascal that --ed with me last night,” H5 IV, 7, 131.
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