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FORSAKE (forsaken, forsook)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does forsake mean? 

FORSAKE (verb)
  The verb FORSAKE has 1 sense:

1. leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch

  Familiarity information: FORSAKE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FORSAKE (verb)

Sense 1forsake [BACK TO TOP]


Leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting


desert; desolate; forsake; abandon

Context example:

The mother deserted her children

Hypernyms (to "forsake" is one way to...):

leave (go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "forsake"):

expose (abandon by leaving out in the open air)

walk out (leave suddenly, often as an expression of disapproval)

ditch (forsake)

maroon; strand (leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot forsake Sue

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