forfret

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English forfreten, equivalent to for- +‎ fret. Cognate with West Frisian forfrette (to eat up, devour), German verfressen (greedy).

Verb[edit]

forfret (third-person singular simple present forfrets, present participle forfretting, simple past forfretted or forfreet or forfrate, past participle forfretted or forfretten)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To devour; eat up; eat into; gnaw; corrode.

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