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  • v. To smite in pieces; strike down.

Etymologies

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From Middle English forsmiten, equivalent to for- +‎ smite. Cognate with West Frisian forsmite ("to hurl off, fling off"), Dutch versmijten ("to displace or throw off by flinging").

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