cherish (v.) Old form(s): cherrish
nourish, cause to grow
3H6 II.vi.21[Clifford alone] For what doth cherish weeds but gentle air?
KJ III.i.169[King John to Cardinal Pandulph, of the Pope] you ... / This juggling witchcraft with revenue cherish
Luc.950[Lucrece as if to time] Time's glory is ... / To dry the old oak's sap and cherish springs
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