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- v. To lose entirely or completely.
- v. To destroy, kill.
- v. To abandon, forsake.
- v. To bereave; deprive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To lose utterly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To lose entirely or completely; abandon.
- To bereave; deprive.
From Middle English forlesen, from Old English forlēosan ("to lose, abandon, let go, destroy, ruin"), equivalent to for- + lese. Cognate with Scots forlore ("to lose"), Dutch verliezen ("to lose"), German verlieren ("to lose"), Swedish förlisa ("to be lost"), Swedish förlora ("to lose"). (Wiktionary)
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