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grave (pa. pple. “graved” and “graven”)
1. to bury, swallow up as in a grave R2 III. ii. 140 “g-'d in the hollow ground,” Tim. IV. iii. 167 “ditches grave you all!.”
2. to cut into Ven. 376 “soft sighs can never grave it.”
3. to engrave, record by engraved letters or something resembling them Mer.V. II. vii. 36 “this saying g-'d in gold,” R3 IV. iv. 141 (Ff “branded”), Lucr. 755, Sonn. c. 10 “If Time have any wrinkle graven there.”
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (5):
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 2.7
    • William Shakespeare, Richard II, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis, ven
    • William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnets, c
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