for- definition

  • prefix:
    • Completely; extremely, particularly with destructive or damaging effect: forworn.
    • Meaning "far", "away"; "from", "out" e.g. forbid, forget, forsay; forbear, fordeem.
    • indicating "completely", "toward fullest level" e.g. fordo; superseded by combinations with "up" in sensory faculties in which no upward activity is included, e.g. forgive = throw in the towel (one's offenses), forgather = "gather up", forbeat = "beat up", etc.
    • Very; in excess.
    • Completely; exceptionally, specially with destructive or damaging impact: forworn.
    • Meaning "far", "away"; "from", "out" e.g. forbid, forget, forsay; forbear, fordeem.
    • totally; exceptionally, specifically with destructive or detrimental effect: forworn.
    • Meaning "completely", "to the fullest degree" e.g. fordo; superseded by combinations with "up" in senses in which no upward action is involved, e.g. forgive = throw in the towel (one's offenses), forgather = "gather up", forbeat = "beat up", etc.
    • Meaning "far", "away"; "from", "out" e.g. forbid, forget, forsay; forbear, fordeem.
    • really; too much.
    • indicating "completely", "to the fullest level" e.g. fordo; superseded by combinations with "up" in senses in which no upward action is included, e.g. forgive = call it quits (one's offenses), forgather = "gather up", forbeat = "beat up", etc.
    • Very; too much.
    • Completely; exceptionally, particularly with destructive or harmful effect: forworn.
    • Meaning "far", "away"; "from", "out" e.g. forbid, forget, forsay; forbear, fordeem.
    • Meaning "completely", "into fullest level" e.g. fordo; superseded by combinations with "up" in sensory faculties where no ascending activity is included, e.g. forgive = give up (one's offenses), forgather = "gather up", forbeat = "beat up", etc.
    • extremely; in excess.
    • Completely; overly, specifically with destructive or harmful impact: forworn.
    • Meaning "far", "away"; "from", "out" e.g. forbid, forget, forsay; forbear, fordeem.
    • Meaning "completely", "towards the fullest level" e.g. fordo; superseded by combinations with "up" in sensory faculties where no upward motion is included, e.g. forgive = surrender (one's offenses), forgather = "gather up", forbeat = "beat up", etc.
    • really; excessively.
    • Completely; exceedingly, specifically with destructive or detrimental result: forworn.
    • Meaning "far", "away"; "from", "out" e.g. forbid, forget, forsay; forbear, fordeem.
    • Meaning "completely", "towards fullest level" e.g. fordo; superseded by combinations with "up" in sensory faculties in which no upward motion is included, e.g. forgive = call it quits (one's offenses), forgather = "gather up", forbeat = "beat up", etc.
    • extremely; too much.
    • Completely; exceedingly, particularly with destructive or detrimental effect: forworn.
    • Completely; overly, especially with destructive or damaging result: forworn.
    • Meaning "far", "away"; "from", "out" e.g. forbid, forget, forsay; forbear, fordeem.
    • Meaning "far", "away"; "from", "out" e.g. forbid, forget, forsay; forbear, fordeem.
    • indicating "completely", "to your fullest degree" e.g. fordo; superseded by combinations with "up" in sensory faculties where no ascending motion is included, e.g. forgive = give up (one's offenses), forgather = "gather up", forbeat = "beat up", etc.
    • Meaning "completely", "into the fullest degree" e.g. fordo; superseded by combinations with "up" in senses where no ascending activity is involved, e.g. forgive = give-up (one's offenses), forgather = "gather up", forbeat = "beat up", etc.
    • Very; excessively.
    • really; in excess.
    • Completely; overly, specifically with destructive or harmful result: forworn.
    • Meaning "far", "away"; "from", "out" e.g. forbid, forget, forsay; forbear, fordeem.
    • indicating "completely", "towards the fullest degree" e.g. fordo; superseded by combinations with "up" in sensory faculties where no upward action is included, e.g. forgive = give-up (one's offenses), forgather = "gather up", forbeat = "beat up", etc.
    • extremely; in excess.
    • Completely; overly, especially with destructive or detrimental result: forworn.
    • Completely; overly, specifically with destructive or harmful effect: forworn.
    • Meaning "far", "away"; "from", "out" e.g. forbid, forget, forsay; forbear, fordeem.
    • Meaning "far", "away"; "from", "out" e.g. forbid, forget, forsay; forbear, fordeem.
    • Completely; overly, especially with destructive or harmful result: forworn.
    • indicating "completely", "towards fullest extent" e.g. fordo; superseded by combinations with "up" in senses where no upward action is included, e.g. forgive = give up (one's offenses), forgather = "gather up", forbeat = "beat up", etc.
    • indicating "completely", "toward fullest extent" e.g. fordo; superseded by combinations with "up" in senses in which no upward movement is included, e.g. forgive = give up (one's offenses), forgather = "gather up", forbeat = "beat up", etc.
    • Meaning "far", "away"; "from", "out" e.g. forbid, forget, forsay; forbear, fordeem.
    • Very; excessively.
    • really; excessively.
    • indicating "completely", "to the fullest extent" e.g. fordo; superseded by combinations with "up" in senses where no ascending action is involved, e.g. forgive = call it quits (one's offenses), forgather = "gather up", forbeat = "beat up", etc.
    • extremely; excessively.
  • others:
    • A prefix to verbs, having usually the force of an adverse or privative. It often suggests additionally reduction, detriment, or destruction, and often its intensive, meaning entirely, quite completely, such as forbathe.
    • A prefix to verbs, having often the force of an adverse or privative. It usually indicates also loss, detriment, or destruction, and quite often it's intensive, meaning entirely, very completely, as with forbathe.
    • A prefix to verbs, having usually the power of a poor or privative. It usually suggests also loss, detriment, or destruction, and often its intensive, indicating entirely, very completely, as in forbathe.
    • A prefix to verbs, having usually the power of a negative or privative. It usually implies additionally loss, detriment, or destruction, and quite often its intensive, meaning entirely, very completely, such as forbathe.
    • A prefix to verbs, having usually the force of a negative or privative. It usually implies in addition loss, detriment, or destruction, and often its intensive, meaning entirely, very carefully, as in forbathe.
    • A prefix to verbs, having usually the force of a bad or privative. It often suggests also reduction, detriment, or destruction, and sometimes it's intensive, indicating utterly, very carefully, as with forbathe.
    • A prefix to verbs, having usually the force of a negative or privative. It frequently suggests also loss, detriment, or destruction, and quite often it is intensive, indicating utterly, rather thoroughly, such as forbathe.
    • A prefix to verbs, having often the force of a poor or privative. It frequently indicates additionally reduction, detriment, or destruction, and often its intensive, meaning utterly, very thoroughly, as with forbathe.
    • A prefix to verbs, having usually the force of a negative or privative. It frequently indicates additionally reduction, detriment, or destruction, and quite often it is intensive, meaning entirely, rather completely, as in forbathe.
    • A prefix to verbs, having usually the force of a poor or privative. It usually suggests also reduction, detriment, or destruction, and quite often it really is intensive, meaning entirely, rather completely, as in forbathe.
    • A prefix to verbs, having often the force of a bad or privative. It usually implies in addition reduction, detriment, or destruction, and quite often it is intensive, indicating utterly, very thoroughly, as with forbathe.
    • A prefix to verbs, having often the force of a bad or privative. It usually suggests additionally reduction, detriment, or destruction, and often it really is intensive, meaning entirely, rather completely, as in forbathe.

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