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forsake

verb [T] uk   /fɔːˈseɪk/  us   /fɔːr-/ (forsook, forsaken)

forsake verb [T] (LEAVE)

literary to leave someone for ever, especially when they need you: Do not forsake me!

forsake verb [T] (STOP)

formal to stop doing or having something: He decided to forsake politics for journalism.
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