Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
‡FORTAK, v. Also -tack. To deal (a blow) at, to hit (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 53, fortack; Cld. 1880 Jam.; ne.Sc. 1946).
Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 53:
He fortook 'im a rattle o' the chafts. ne.Sc. 1914 in G. Greig Folk-Song cxxxviii:
The lass fortook me in the lug, an' syne to me did say, That cheels like me wis gien awa' wi' a half a pun o' tay. Bnff. 1924 Swatches o' Hamespun 41:
Something fortook me i' the nose.
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