Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
CHALLENGE, n. and v.
1. n. A summons (by Death). Known to Bnff.2, Abd.9 1939.
Abd. 1825 Jam.2:
“He has gotten a hasty challenge,” i.e. a sudden call.
2. v. To reprove or find fault with anyone (Bnff.2, Abd.2, Ags.2, Fif.1, Kcb.10 1939). Now only dial. in Eng. (N.E.D.).
Sc. 1881 A. Mackie Scotticisms 30:
I challenged the boys for throwing stones. Fif. 1909 Colville 87:
I was never challenged for that afore.
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