forswink

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English forswinken, equivalent to for- +‎ swink.

Verb[edit]

forswink ‎(third-person singular simple present forswinks, present participle forswinking, simple past forswank or forswonk or forswonck, past participle forswunken or forswunk or forswonk or forswonck)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To exhaust by labour; overwork.