(third-person singular simple present categises, present participle categising, simple past and past participle categised)
- (rare) Thrash (verbally or physically).
First attested around the turn of the sixteenth century. The origin is uncertain; derivation is perhaps from the Ancient Greek καταιγίζω (kataigizō, “I rush down like a storm”), from καταιγίς (kataigis, “a storm descending from above”, figuratively “battle”).
- (archaic, rare) Eye dialect spelling of catechism.