- to do away with; kill; destroy.
- to ruin; undo.
Origin of fordo
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Examples from the Web for fordo
The wolf is the devil, who lies in ambush about God's church, and watches how he may fordo the souls of christian men with sins.
Forsooth this is a shameful custom of a lady, and if I had not a great matter in my hand I should fordo your evil customs.Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II (of II)
Me forthinketh, said King Pellinore, that this shall me betide, but God may fordo well destiny.Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II)
- to destroy
- to exhaust
Old English fordōn; related to Old Saxon fardōn, Old High German fartuon, Dutch verdoen; see for-, do 1
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