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Language: Old English
Origin: forsacan

forsake

verb
     
for‧sake past tense forsook, past participle forsaken [transitive] formal
1 to leave someone, especially when you should stay because they need you [= abandon]:
children forsaken by their parents
2 to stop doing, using, or having something that you enjoy [= give up]:
She will never forsake her vegetarian principles.
3 to leave a place, especially when you do not want to:
He has forsaken his native Finland to live in Britain.

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