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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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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