A*by", A*bye" (#), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Abought (#).] [AS. abycgan to pay for; pref. a- (cf. Goth. us-, Ger. er-, orig. meaning out) + bycgan to buy. See Buy, and cf. Abide.]
To pay for; to suffer for; to atone for; to make amends for; to give satisfaction.
Lest to thy peril thou aby it dear.
To endure; to abide.
But nought that wanteth rest can long aby.
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