Sur*bate" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surbated; p. pr. & vb. n. Surbating.] [F. solbatu, p.p., bruised (said of a horse's foot); sole a sole (of a horse's foot) + battu, p.p. of battre to beat.]

1.

To make sore or bruise, as the feet by travel.

[Obs.]

Lest they their fins should bruise, and surbate sore Their tender feet upon the stony ground. Spenser.

Chalky land surbates and spoils oxen's feet. Mortimer.

2.

To harass; to fatigue.

[Obs.]

Clarendon.

 

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