forsook forsook  /fɔr ˈsʊk/


  • (v) leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch



  1. People say she left the sacred for the secular, forsook gospel for pop.
  2. Watson had studied ornithology, then forsook birds for viruses, and then, doing postdoctoral work in Europe, took another sharp career turn.
  3. Waugh forsook his lonely eminence, in icy rage removed his coat.


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    By Doug Gross CNN (CNN) — This week, the U.S. Navy forsook a tradition dating back to the 1800s. Why?...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: FOX 13 Utah

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    This week, the U.S. Navy forsook a tradition dating back to the 1800s. Why? Because it's now too easily confused with the musings of an Internet lunatic.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CNN


  1. Borlaug was a brilliant man who, Easterbrook wrote, "forsook privilege and riches in order to help the dispossessed of distant lands."
    on Sep 21, 2009 By: Gregg Easterbrook Source: Victorville Daily Press

  2. "Smyth : forsook the Calvinism characteristic of the Puritans and Separatists for a view of the crucifixion that emphasized that Christ died for all in order that those who would trust him for salvation would be saved," Estep wrote in Why Baptists?
    on Jan 9, 2009 By: William Roscoe Estep Source: Dallas Baptist Standard

  3. "Wonder Woman is Diana, an Amazon princess and champion of her people, who, imbued with the power of the Olympian gods themselves, forsook her immortality and her ancient home to teach human beings the values of love, equality and peaceful...
    on Nov 8, 2006 By: Phil Jimenez Source: Seattle Times

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