to set with or as if with studs; dot:
an evening sky bestudded with stars.
These brilliant constellations began to bestud the sky, and the Southern Cross shone out.
In Search of the Castaways Jules Verne
free from doubt as to the reliability, character, action, etc., of something: to be sure of one’s data. confident, as of something expected: sure of success. convinced, fully persuaded, or positive: to be sure of a person’s guilt. assured or certain beyond question: a sure victory. worthy of confidence; reliable; stable: a sure messenger. unfailing; […]
a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, sweet-tasting alkaloid, C 5 H 11 NO 2 , usually obtained from sugar beets or synthesized from glycine, used chiefly in medicine. Historical Examples It is a product of the decomposition of choline, betaine, and neuridine, when these substances are distilled with potash. Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth […]
to cause to go (usually used reflexively): She betook herself to town. Archaic. to resort or have recourse to. Historical Examples The prince of Byblos sent to me, saying: betake thyself from my harbor. Archology and the Bible George A. Barton She knew at once that she must betake her to the Truth for refuge. […]
- Go to the cleaners
go to the cleaners verb phrase To lose all one’s money, esp gambling at craps; take a bath (1907+)