be-drífan
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be-drífan
Add:I. where movement is caused Ne mæg beón gehæfd se mete, ac beóþ somod þá innoþas bedrifen, Lch. ii. 278, 15. His scip wearð bedrifen and genýded tó þan eálande, Gr. D. 305, 27. I a. of flight, banishment, &c. :-- Híí Alfwold Æðelréd bedráf on (of?) lande, Chr. 778; P. 53, 15. Hí sume on fleáme bedrifon on þone wudu, 477; P. 14, 9: 890; P. 82, 14: Ors. 3, 1; S. 98, 12. Hié hié gefliémdon and hié bedrifon intó Rómebyrg, 3, 10; S. 138, 29. Wæs þæs folces mycel on fleám bedrifen, Chr. 1066; P. 196, 35. Biþ hé on écne weán bedrifen, Bl. H. 95, 5. I b. to drive game :-- Hundas bedrifon hyne tó mé canes perduxerunt eum (aprum) ad me, Coll. M. 22, 15. II. where something is done or suffered under compulsion Ðonne mon byð tyhtlan betygen and hine mon bedrífeð tó ceápe, Ll. Th. i. 142, 1, 5. Bedrífe man hine tó swingum, 132, 10. Wíteþeówne monnan mon sceal bedrífan tó swingum (swinglum, v. l. ), 138, 3. III. to follow up a track Gif mon trode bedrífð forstolenes yrfes of stæðe on óðer, Ll. Th. i. 352, 4. Gyf him hundred bedrífe trod on óðer hundred, 260, 3.
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