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  • v. Simple past of gin.
  • v. To go.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Began; commenced.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Preterit of gin.
  • An obsolete form of go.
  • An obsolete or dialectal form of yawn.
  • n. The mouth.


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See gin

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From Old English gān ("to go").


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