Definitions

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  • v. To take away; remove; deprive.
  • v. To mistake; make a mistake.
  • v. To aim or deal a blow at; hit.

Etymologies

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From Middle English fortaken, equivalent to for- +‎ take. Cognate with Norwegian dialectal fortaka ("to assail, assault"), Swedish förta ("to deprive, take away, deaden").

Examples

  • I personally don't fortake in the green beer drinking festivities for St. Patrick's Day because to me, people, even non-Irish decent, think it's a day to go out and drink green beer and pretend to be Irish. "

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