Pronunciation: (fôr-sāk'), [key]
—v.t., -sook, -sak•en, -sak•ing.
1. to quit or leave entirely; abandon; desert: She has forsaken her country for an island in the South Pacific.
2. to give up or renounce (a habit, way of life, etc.).
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