Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
About this entry:
First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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.4 1933:
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.
You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.
"Bet v.1". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 14 Aug 2022 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/bett>