Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cut through, cut completely; to carve up; to cut off.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To cut completely; to cut off.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cut through; cut completely; cut off.

Etymologies

From Middle English forkerven, from Old English forceorfan ("to cut through, cut off, cut away, cut down"), equivalent to for- +‎ carve. (Wiktionary)

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