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forego

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

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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