Definitions

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  • v. To take away; destroy.
  • v. To go away.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To take away; destroy.
  • To go away.

Etymologies

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From Middle English forthnimen, equivalent to forth- +‎ nim. Compare Dutch voortnemen ("to continue to take"), German fortnehmen ("to take away").

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