forbeat

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English forbeten (to beat, beat up), equivalent to for- +‎ beat.

Verb[edit]

forbeat (third-person singular simple present forbeats, present participle forbeating, simple past forbeat, past participle forbeaten)

  1. (obsolete) To beat.
  2. (archaic) To beat up, beat to pieces, beat to death.