need (v.) Old form(s): needes
be necessary, be needful
3H6 I.iv.125[York to Queen, of insulting him] It needs not, ... proud Queen
TC V.i.12[Patroclus to Thersites] what need these tricks? [i.e. why these tricks?]
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