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From Old English forweorpan (to throw away, cast out, reject), from for- (far, away) + weorpan (to cast, throw). More at for-, warp.


forwerpen (third-person singular simple present forwerpeth, present participle forwerpende or forwerpinge, simple past forwarp and forwurpen, past participle forworpen)

  1. (transitive) to cast out, reject, abandon, banish
  2. (transitive) to shed, cast off
  3. (transitive) to renounce, forsay
  4. (transitive) to waste
  5. (transitive) to neglect; to refrain from doing