geld (v.), past forms gelded, gelt Old form(s): gueld , guelded
deprive, strip, dispossess
1H4 III.i.106[Mortimer to Hotspur, of the river] Gelding the opposed continent as much / As on the other side it takes from you
LLL II.i.149[King to Princess, of Aquitaine] so gelded as it is
R2 II.i.237[Ross to Willoughby, of Bolingbroke] Bereft and gelded of his patrimony
WT IV.iv.607[Autolycus to himself, of the crowd] 'twas nothing to geld a codpiece of a purse
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