fordo

verb
for·​do | \ fȯr-ˈdü How to pronounce fordo (audio) \
variants: or less commonly
fordid also foredid\ fȯr-​ˈdid How to pronounce fordo (audio) \; fordone also foredone\ fȯr-​ˈdən How to pronounce fordo (audio) \; fordoing also foredoing\ fȯr-​ˈdü-​iŋ How to pronounce fordo (audio) \; fordoes also foredoes\ fȯr-​ˈdəz How to pronounce fordo (audio) \

Definition of fordo

transitive verb

1 : to overcome with fatigue used only as past participlequite fordone with the heat
2 archaic : to do away with : destroy

First Known Use of fordo

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for fordo

Middle English fordon, from Old English fordōn, from for- + dōn to do

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“Fordo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fordo. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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