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Noun: forsaking  for'sey-king or fu(r)'sey-king
  1. The act of giving up something that is valued or enjoyed
    - giving up
  2. The act of giving something up
    - abandonment, desertion
Verb: forsake (forsook,forsaken)  for'seyk or fu(r)'seyk
Usage: literary
  1. Leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
    "The mother forsook her children";
    - abandon, desolate, desert

Derived forms: forsakings

Type of: forgoing, forswearing, leave, rejection, renunciation