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Urge, 1) to press, to ply hard, to impel, to solicit, to move: “and to his protestations --d the rest, who, wondering at him, did his words allow,” Lucr. 1844. “give Helen this and u. her to a present answer back,” All's II, 2, 67. “u. them while their souls are capable of this ambition,” John II, 475. “what I have done my safety --d me to,” H4A V, 5, 11. “downright oaths, which I never use till --d, nor never break for --ing,” H5 V, 2, 151. H5 V, 2, 151 “then he was --d to tell my tale again,” R3 III, 7, 31. “u. the king to do me this last right,” H8 IV, 2, 157. “the oath which by that god he swears, to that I'll u. him,” Tit. V, 1, 81. “an earnest inviting, which many my near occasions did u. me to put off,” Tim. III, 6, 12. “I --d you further,” Caes. II, 1, 243.
2) to stimulate, to incite, to irritate: “to make our appetites more keen, with eager compounds we our palates u.” Sonn. 118, 2. “wilt know again, being ne'er so little --d, another way to pluck him . . . from the throne,” R2 V, 1, 64. “I'll in, to u. his hatred more to Clarence,” R3 I, 1, 147. “--ing me to fury,” Rom. V, 3, 63. “u. me no more, I shall forget myself,” Caes. IV, 3, 35. With on: “murder, as hating what himself hath done, doth lay it open to u. on revenge,” John IV, 3, 38.
3) to ask, to question with more or less earnestness and importunity: “but she with vehement prayers --th still under what colour he commits this ill,” Lucr. 475. “you --d me as a judge,” R2 I, 3, 237. “if you u. me farther than to say 'do you in faith'? I wear out my suit,” H5 V, 2, 131.
4) to demand, to request with more or less earnestness, to claim, to insist on: “and from her twining arms doth u. releasing,” Ven. 256. “speed more than speed but dull and slow she deems: extremity still --th such extremes,” Lucr. 1337. “so thou . . . with --ing helpless patience wouldst relieve me,” Err. II, 1, 39. “as thou --st justice,” Merch. IV, 1, 315. “to u. the thing held as a ceremony,” V, 206. “she --d conference,” As I, 2, 270. “my dear offence, which was so strongly --d past my defence,” John I, 258. “may bring that right in peace which here we u. in war,” II, 47. “u. it no more,” R2 IV, 271. “when I --d the ransom of my wife's brother,” H4A I, 3, 141. “therefore I u. thy oath,” Tit. V, 1, 78. “I should not u. thy duty past thy might,” Caes. IV, 3, 261. “the time will not allow the compliment which very manners --s,” Lr. V, 3, 234. to u. sth. to or on a person == to demand from, to insist on with: they did u. it (Clarence's death) “still unto the king,” R3 II, 1, 137. “your haste is now --d on you,” Lr. V, 1, 54 (you are earnestly summoned to make haste).
Intr., with for: “was with the Lord Lucullus to borrow so many talents, nay, --d extremely for't and showed what necessity belonged to't,” Tim. III, 2, 14.
5) to speak; a) absol. to produce arguments, to alledge proofs as an accuser: the king's attorney . . . --d on (prepos.) “the examinations, proofs, confessions of divers witnesses,” H8 II, 1, 16. “that my accusers . . . may stand forth face to face and freely u. against me,” V, 3, 48.
b) trans. to allege, assert: “and with good thoughts makes dispensation, --ing the worser sense for vantage still,” Lucr. 249 (always alleging, and placing in an advantageous light, what could be said against them in a bad sense). “u. not my amiss, lest guilty of my fault thy sweet self prove,” Sonn. 151, 3. “she hath --d her height,” Mids. III, 2, 291. “he knows not what I can u. against him,” Cor. IV, 7, 19. “if his occasion were not virtuous, I should not u. it half so faithfully,” Tim. III, 2, 46.
Hence == to speak of, to mention, to bring upon the carpet: “what have you --d that I cannot reprove?” Ven. 787. “u. not my father's anger, but think upon my grief,” Gent. IV, 3, 27. “for --ing it the second time to me,” Err. II, 2, 47. “he slept not for my --ing it,” V, 63. “besides her --ing of her wreck at sea,” V, 63 “I u. this childhood proof,” Merch. I, 1, 144. “patience once more, whiles our compact is --d,” As V, 4, 5. “an ancient tale new told, and in the last repeating troublesome, being --d at a time unseasonable,” John IV, 2, 20. “why --st thou so oft young Arthur's death,” John IV, 2, 20 “u. doubts to them that fear,” R2 II, 1, 299. “I will not vex your souls . . . with too much --ing your pernicious lives,” III, 1, 4. “he spake it twice, and --d it twice together,” V, 4, 5. “a challenge --d more modestly,” H4A V, 2, 53. “that self bill is --d,” H5 I, 1, 1 (== brought in). “this bill --d by the commons,” H5 I, 1, 1 “the peace which you before so --d, lies in his answer,” V, 2, 76 (on which you expatiated so eloquently). “a woman's voice may do some good, when articles too nicely --d be stood on,” V, 2, 76 “well --d,” H6A III, 1, 152. “u. it no more,” H6C I, 1, 98. “in those busy days which here you u. to prove us enemies,” R3 I, 3, 146. “u. neither charity nor shame to me,” R3 I, 3, 146 “the --ing of that word judgment,” I, 4, 109. “how canst thou u. God's dreadful name to us?” I, 4, 109 it should be “put to no apparent likelihood of breach, which haply by much company might be --d,” II, 2, 137 (== might be spoken of in consequence of too great an attendance). “thou knowest our reasons --d upon the way,” III, 1, 160. “u. his hateful luxury,” III, 5, 80. “u. the necessity and state of times,” IV, 4, 416. “I --d our old acquaintance,” Cor. V, 1, 10. “wherefore dost thou u. the name of hands?” Tit. III, 2, 26. “word ill --d to one that is so ill,” Rom. I, 1, 209. “O trespass sweetly --d,” I, 5, 111. “and --d withal your high displeasure,” III, 1, 159. “u. it no more, on height of our displeasure,” Tim. III, 5, 86. “Decius, well --d,” Caes. II, 1, 155. “u. you your petitions in the street?” III, 1, 11. “my brother never did u. me in his act,” Ant. II, 2, 46. “whom he may at pleasure whip . . . to quit me: u. it thou,” III, 13, 151.
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