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- (transitive) To take away; remove; deprive.
- 1861, Thomas Oswald Cockayne, Spoon and sparrow:
- Be ye not willing to hoard to you gold hoards on earth, where rust and moth fortake it, and where thieves delve it and forsteal, [...]
- 1866, Couldrette, Walter William Skeat, The romans of Partenay, or of Lusignen:
- With thys fair lady ther fortake ueryly, [...]
- 1898, Stopford Augustus Brooke, English literature: from the beginning to the Norman conquest:
- In a slaughter wide they fell, woeful days of Bale came on; Famine-death fortook fortitude from men!
- (transitive, Britain dialectal) To mistake; make a mistake.
- (transitive, Britain dialectal) To aim or deal a blow at; hit.