Definitions starting with L

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learn

/loyn/ [Car.; cf. Brit., US dial, learn to teach "now vulgar" OED; cf. Scots leir (and cognate German lehren) idem CSD) v. to teach: 1880 Who learned us? . . .My mudder (Ives 166). 1895 You' fader learn you some riddles (Edwards 96). Why you mama didn't learn you manners? (Nas­sau). cf. HARD-TO-LEARN (Gen.)

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Last update: 2010-11-01 20:14
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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