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- 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)