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  • v. To submerge; cause to sink; drown.

Etymologies

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From Middle English forsenchen, from Old English forsencan ("to reject", literally "cause to sink"), equivalent to for- (“up, fully, completely”) +‎ sench (“to cause to sink”). Cognate with Old High German farsenkan.

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