forslow

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English forslowen, forslewen (to neglect), from Old English forslāwian, forslǣwan (to be slow, unwilling, delay, put off), equivalent to for- +‎ slow.

Verb[edit]

forslow (third-person singular simple present forslows, present participle forslowing, simple past and past participle forslowed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To be dilatory about; put off; postpone; neglect; omit.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To delay; hinder; impede; obstruct.
  3. (intransitive, obsolete) To be slow or dilatory; loiter.

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