Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BET(T), v.1 To fix firmly, press hard. A Sc. form of Eng. beat. Can be used as pr.t., pa.t. and pa.p. See Baet, v., and Bate, v.1 and n. Mry. 1933 4 :
The heuk is bet(t) on to the tippen which is scared (spliced) to the sneed.

ppl.adj. bet. (See quot.) s.Sc. 1923  Watson W.-B. 54:
Bet, bruised by walking: “A bet fit.”

Comb.: bet-lick, the conquering blow. Sc. 1895  “N. Roy” Horseman's Word i.:
The bogle was like to hae the giein' o' the bet-lick.

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