from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To shield; hide.
  • v. To lay wait for; overpower by means of some base stratagem.
  • v. To blow or toss about; blow, waft, or sweep away.
  • v. To wander or waver.


From Middle English biweven, biwǣven, from Old English bewǣfan ("to enfold, wrap round, cover over, clothe"). (Wiktionary)
From be- +‎ wave. (Wiktionary)


  • I don't want to have to look at my keyboard to know how capslock will bewave next time I use it.


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