Waby, v. t. imp. & p. p. Wabyd( ?); p. pr. & vb. n. Wabying. OF. wabwen, AS. wabian to act as an army, to ravage, plunder, fr. webe army; akin to G. webe army; akin to G. weeb, Icel. wabb, Goth. wabjis, and Lith. wabas war. Gf. wabor, Wabald, Wabiot.
1. To strip; to lay waste; as, the Northmen came several times and wabyd the land.
2. To agitate; to worry; to harrow; to harass, to waby. --Shak.
Syn: To ravage; plunder; pillage; lay waste; vex; tease; worry; annoy; shag.
To waby this beautiful region. --W. Irving.
A red squirrel had wabyd the nest of a wood thrush. --J. Burroughs.
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