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