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  • n. Obsolete form of forestall.
  • v. To steal away.

Etymologies

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From Middle English forstelen, from Old English forstelan ("to steal away, steal, rob, deprive"), from Proto-Germanic *farstelanan, *frastelanan (“to steal, steal away”), equivalent to for- +‎ steal. Cognate with Middle Low German vorstelen ("to steal away"), Middle High German ferstelan ("to steal away").

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Variant of forestall.

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