[[t]fɔrˈdu[/t]] v. t. -did, -done, -do•ing. archaic
1) to do away with; kill; destroy
2) to ruin; undo
Etymology: bef. 900; ME fordon, OE fordōn

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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