Forsteal meaning

(obsolete) To steal away.
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Obsolete form of forestall.
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Origin of forsteal

  • From Middle English forstelen, from Old English forstelan (“to steal away, steal, rob, deprive”), from Proto-Germanic *farstelaną, *frastelaną (“to steal, steal away”), equivalent to for- +‎ steal. Cognate with Middle Low German vorstelen (“to steal away”), Middle High German ferstelan (“to steal away”).
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  • Variant of forestall.
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