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  • v. To destroy; ruin; lose.

Etymologies

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From Middle English forspillen, from Old English forspillan, forspildan ("to waste, lose, disperse, bring to nothing, destroy, ruin, kill"), equivalent to for- +‎ spill. Cognate with Old High German farspildan ("to waste").

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