Definitions

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  • v. To swallow down; gobble up.

Etymologies

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From Middle Dutch verslinden, from Old Dutch *farslindan (“to devour”), from Proto-Germanic *farslendanan, *fraslendanan (“to devour”), equivalent to for- +‎ Proto-Germanic *slendanan (“to devour”), from Proto-Indo-European *sel- (“to sneak, creep”). Cognate with Dutch verslinden ("to devour"), Middle Low German vorslinden ("to devour, eat up"), German verschlinden, verschlingen ("to devour, swallow up"), Gothic  (fraslindan, "to gobble, swallow, devour").

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