• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t. & i Abraid To awake; to arouse; to stir or start up; also, to shout out.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • abraid To rouse; awake; upbraid.
    • abraid To awake; start.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. abraiden, to awake, draw (a sword), AS. ābredgan, to shake, draw; pref. ā-,cf. Goth. us-, Ger. er-, orig. meaning out,) + bregdan, to shake, throw. See Braid


In literature:

He 'abraided' Shields for that; he says.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
I think a' the mosstroopers be abraid the night!
"The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by James Hogg