Definitions

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  • v. To despise; scorn.
  • v. To forsake; quit; abandon; desert.
  • v. To cast off; scorn.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To forsake; abandon: as, a bird forhows its nest.

Etymologies

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From Middle English forhowien, from Old English forhogian ("to neglect, disregard, despise"). Cognate with Old Saxon farhuggjan, Old High German farhuggan.

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