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  • v. To neglect; misuse; waste; consume.

Etymologies

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From for- +‎ *sume, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *sūmijanan (“to tarry, hesitate”), from Proto-Indo-European *seuy-, *seiw-, *syew- (“to leave, let remain”). Cognate with Dutch verzuimen ("to neglect, miss"), German versäumen ("to miss, fail, neglect, procrastinate"), Danish forsömme ("to neglect"), Swedish försumma ("to neglect, omit, be careless of, miss").

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