forswink

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English forswinken, equivalent to for- +‎ swink.

Verb[edit]

forswink (third-person singular simple present forswinks, present participle forswinking, simple past forswank or forswonk, past participle forswunken, forswunk or forswonk)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To exhaust by labour; overwork.