ban (v.) Old form(s): banne
curse, damn, revile
2H6 II.iv.25[Duchess to Gloucester] in thy closet pent up ... ban thine enemies
2H6 III.ii.333[Suffolk to Queen] You bade me ban, and will you bid me leave?
Luc.1460[of a painting of Hecuba] Who nothing wants to answer her but cries / And bitter words to ban her cruel foes
PP.18.32[Pilgrim, advising a lover] What though she strive to try her strength, / And ban and brawl, and say thee nay
Ven.326[of Adonis and his horse] Banning his boisterous and unruly beast
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