foreslow

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See also: fore-slow

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Alteration of earlier forslow (spelling presumably influenced by fore-), from Middle English forslowen. More at forslow.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɔː(ɹ)ˈsləʊ/, /fə(ɹ)ˈsləʊ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊ

Verb[edit]

foreslow (third-person singular simple present foreslows, present participle foreslowing, simple past and past participle foreslowed)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To be slow or tardy; to slow down.
    • 1662, Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogue Two)
      Furthermore all that are carried with circular motion, seem to foreslow, and to move with more than one motion.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To slow, hinder, delay, impede.

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