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Own

verb; zero derivation
To beat or humiliate an opponent in a competition. Own means to beat or humiliate someone to a large degree. It takes advantage of own in the sense of possession essentially meaning that whoever was beaten now “belongs” to the winner. It was zero-derived from the verb in the possession sense and originated in competitions between people playing video games.
 
I love to own pathetic noobs like you.
Etymology : Own. Zero-derived from Native English ‘to own’ (possess).
Source : Conversation on internet forums
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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