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.]


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


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.


To harass; to fatigue.




© Webster 1913.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.