forleave

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English forleven, equivalent to for- +‎ leave. Cognate with Old High German firleiban.

Verb[edit]

forleave ‎(third-person singular simple present forleaves, present participle forleaving, simple past and past participle forleft)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, obsolete) To depart from (someone); leave (someone) behind; abandon; forsake; desert; give up; relinquish.
    • 1475, Hilton:
      In a lityll I forlefte the.