A common horse




  • To frolic, to act mischievously. (Usually followed by "around".)
  • To provide with a horse; supply horses for.
  • To get on horseback.
  • To sit astride of; to bestride.
  • To copulate with (a mare).
  • To take or carry on the back.
  • To place (someone) on the back of another person, or on a wooden horse, etc., to be flogged; to flog.
  • To urge at work tyrannically.
  • To charge for work before it is finished.


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  • From Middle English horse, hors, from Old English hors, from Proto-West Germanic *hross, from Proto-Germanic *hrussą, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱr̥sós, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱers-. Cognate with North Frisian hors, West Frisian hoars, Dutch ros, hors, German Ross, Danish hors, Swedish russ, hors, Icelandic hross, hors.
  • From Middle English horsen, from Old English horsian and ġehorsian, from the noun (see above).
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