Forbreak meaning

(archaic) To break in pieces, break up, destroy.
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(archaic) To break through, interrupt.
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Origin of forbreak

  • From Middle English forbreken, from Old English forbrecan (“to break up, break in pieces, violate, destroy”), from Proto-Germanic *frabrekaną (“to break up”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhraǵ-, *bhreǵ- (“to break”), equivalent to for- (“fully, up”) +‎ break. Cognate with Dutch verbreken (“to sever, disrupt”), German verbrechen (“to commit, perpetrate”).
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