ripe (v.)
ripen, mature
2H4 IV.i.13[Archbishop to Hastings and Mowbray, of Northumberland] He is retired to ripe his growing fortunes / To Scotland
AYL II.vii.26[Jaques to all, reporting Touchstone] from hour to hour we ripe, and ripe
KJ II.i.472[Queen Eleanor to King John, of Arthur] yon green boy shall have no sun to ripe / The bloom that promiseth a mighty fruit
MND II.ii.124[Lysander to Helena] Things growing are not ripe until their season; / So I, being young, till now ripe not to reason
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