Definition of plight verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

plight

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verb
BrE BrE//plaɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//plaɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they plight
BrE BrE//plaɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//plaɪt//
 
he / she / it plights
BrE BrE//plaɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//plaɪts//
 
past simple plighted
BrE BrE//ˈplaɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈplaɪtɪd//
 
past participle plighted
BrE BrE//ˈplaɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈplaɪtɪd//
 
-ing form plighting
BrE BrE//ˈplaɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈplaɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Originverb Old English plihtan ‘endanger’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch plicht and German Pflicht ‘duty’. The current sense is recorded only from Middle English, but is probably original, in view of the related Germanic words.Idioms
plight your troth
 
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(old use or humorous) to make a promise to a person saying that you will marry them; to marry somebody
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