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, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Englished (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Englishing.] 1. To translate into the English language; to Anglicize; hence, to interpret; to explain.
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Those gracious acts . . . may be Englished more properly, acts of fear and dissimulation.
Milton.
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Caxton does not care to alter the French forms and words in the book which he was Englishing.
T. L. K. Oliphant.
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2. (Billiards) To strike (the cue ball) in such a manner as to give it in addition to its forward motion a spinning motion, that influences its direction after impact on another ball or the cushion. [U.S.]
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