[ fawr-goh ]
/ fɔrˈgoʊ /

verb (used with object), for·went, for·gone, for·go·ing.

to abstain or refrain from; do without.
to give up, renounce, or resign.
Archaic. to neglect or overlook.
Archaic. to quit or leave.
Obsolete. to go or pass by.
Also forego.

Origin of forgo

before 950; Middle English forgon, Old English forgān. See for-, go1


for·go·er, nounun·for·gone, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (fɔːˈɡəʊ) /

verb -goes, -going, -went or -gone (tr)

to give up or do without
archaic to leave

Derived forms of forgo

forgoer or foregoer, noun

Word Origin for forgo

Old English forgān; see for-, go 1
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