mew up (v.) Old form(s): meu'd vp, mew'd vp, vp
coop up, confine, shut up
KJ IV.ii.57[Pembroke to King John, of Arthur] your fears ... should move you to mew up / Your tender kinsman
R3 I.i.38[Richard alone] This day should Clarence closely be mewed up
R3 I.iii.138[Richard to Queen Elizabeth, of Clarence] for his meed ... he is mewed up
RJ III.iv.11[Lady Capulet to Paris, of Juliet] Tonight she's mewed up to her heaviness
TS I.i.180[Tranio to Lucentio, of Baptista and Bianca] therefore has he closely mewed her up
TS I.i.87.2[Gremio to Baptista, of Bianca] Why will you mew her up
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