[ fawr-doo ]
/ fɔrˈdu /

verb (used with object), for·did, for·done, for·do·ing.Archaic.

to do away with; kill; destroy.
to ruin; undo.
Also foredo.

Origin of fordo

before 900; Middle English fordon,Old English fordōn (see fore-, do1); cognate with Dutch verdoen,Old High German fartuon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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/ (fɔːˈduː) /

verb -does, -doing, -did or -done (tr) archaic

to destroy
to exhaust

Word Origin for fordo

Old English fordōn; related to Old Saxon fardōn, Old High German fartuon, Dutch verdoen; see for-, do 1
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