from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To depart from (someone); leave (someone) behind; abandon; forsake; desert; give up; relinquish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To leave off wholly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To leave behind; abandon; give up.


From Middle English forleven, equivalent to for- +‎ leave. Cognate with Old High German firleiban. (Wiktionary)


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