From Middle English bedrawen, from Old English bedragan (“to draw aside, seduce”), equivalent to be- + draw. Cognate with Scots bedraw, bydraw (“to draw aside, supercede”).
bedraw (third-person singular simple present bedraws, present participle bedrawing, simple past bedrew, past participle bedrawn)
- (transitive, rare, dialectal) To draw aside or away.
- 2010, Jordan Spencer Cunningham, Bobby Robertson, Timothy Brooks, The New Ipf Anthology of Fine Literature:
- Become, be with, be helping me; Bespouse, bedraw, be make-me see.
- 1875, THE BRITISH FLAC & CHRISTIAN SENTINEL:
- "Oh, how grand those rays! they seem to bedraw earth to Heaven!"
- (transitive, rare, dialectal) To draw away; seduce; deceive.