benothing

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From be- +‎ nothing.

VerbEdit

benothing (third-person singular simple present benothings, present participle benothinging, simple past and past participle benothinged)

  1. (transitive, rare, obsolete) To reduce to nothing; annihilate.
    • 1915, Sir Henry John Newbolt, Aladore - Page 58:
      Now leave we Ywain to his fighting and turn we to the lady, that was there heavily cast down to be so left and benothinged.