For·sake v. t. [imp. Forsook p. p. Forsaken p. pr. & vb. n. Forsaking.]
1. To quit or leave entirely; to desert; to abandon; to depart or withdraw from; to leave; as, false friends and flatterers forsake us in adversity.
If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments. --Ps. lxxxix. 30.
2. To renounce; to reject; to refuse.
If you forsake the offer of their love. --Shak.
Syn: -- To abandon; quit; desert; fail; relinquish; give up; renounce; reject. See Abandon.
v : leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the
lurch; "The mother deserted her children" [syn: abandon,
[also: forsook, forsaken]