Definition of perstringe in US English:

perstringe

verb

rare, literary, archaic
  • with object To censure or criticize; to pass strictures on. Also without object. Now rare (literary).

Origin

Mid 16th century. From classical Latin perstringere to bind tightly, draw together, to graze, rub, to blunt, make dull, to touch slightly, glance at, to touch or wound slightly with words, to censure, reprimand from per- + stringere to tie, bind.

Pronunciation

perstringe

/pəˈstrɪn(d)ʒ/