forslinger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch verslingeren (to disperse, throw about), equivalent to English for- +‎ sling.

Verb[edit]

forslinger (third-person singular simple present forslingers, present participle forslingering, simple past and past participle forslingered)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To beat; belabour.
    • 1960, William Caxton, Donald B. Sands, The history of Reynard the Fox:
      That one had a leaden maul and the other a great leaden wapper, therewith they wappered and all forslingered him.