Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To be slow or tardy; to slow down.
  • v. To slow, hinder, delay, impede.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To loiter. Same as forslow.
  • transitive v. To make slow; to hinder; to obstruct. [Obs.] See forslow, v. t.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See forslow.

Etymologies

Alteration of earlier forslow, from Middle English forslowen. More at forslow. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Would Heaven, my son, Death mote his doom foreslow!

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I cried the while his case took speech and said: -- * Would Heaven, my son, Death mote his doom foreslow!

    Arabian nights. English

  • When the couple recovered, the Princess fell to kissing his hands and feet and wiping with her kerchief the sweat from his brow and saying to him, "O my lord, and the light of mine eyes, may none thy hand ever foreslow nor exult over thee any foe," till he had recovered his right senses and had regained his strength.

    Arabian nights. English

  • I watch the flowery stars which frighten me; * While cark and care mine every night foreslow.

    Arabian nights. English

  • "O thou wine-comrade languor cease to show; * Hand me the morning draught and ne'er foreslow;

    Arabian nights. English

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