To- (?, see To, prep.) [AS. to- asunder; akin to G. zer-, and perhaps to L. dis-, or Gr. .]

An obsolete intensive prefix used in the formation of compound verbs; as in to-beat, to-break, to-hew, to-rend, to-tear. See these words in the Vocabulary. See the Note on All to, or All-to, under All, adv.


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