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forego

play
verb fore·go \ fȯr-ˈgō \

Definition of forego

-went play \fȯr-ˈwent\; foregone play \fȯr-ˈgȯn also -ˈgän\; foregoing play \fȯr-ˈgō-iŋ, -ˈgȯ(-)iŋ\
transitive verb
:to go before :precede
  • The story of his mishap forewent him.

foregoer

play \fȯr-ˈgō-ər\ noun

Examples of forego in a Sentence

  1. if the sparse crowds are any indication of the public's interest in the presidential candidate, then his reputation obviously foregoes him

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First Known Use of forego

before 12th century


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forego

verb fore·go

Less common spelling of

transitive verb
1 :to give up the enjoyment or advantage of :do without
  • never forwent an opportunity of honest profit
  • —R. L. Stevenson
  • decided to forgo dessert for a few days
2 archaic :forsake

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