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Distress (verb)

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To Distre'ss. v.a. [from the noun.]

  1. To prosecute by law to a seizure.

  2. To harrass; to make miserable; to crush with calamity.

    Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle. Deutr. ii. 9.

    I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan. 2 Sa. i. 26.

Sources: The Bible - 2. Samuel (10) · The Bible - Deuteronomy (21)

Attributes: Verb Active (289)

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