[ fawr-went ]
/ fɔrˈwɛnt /
simple past tense of forgo.
Definition for forwent (2 of 2)
[ 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.
Related formsfor·go·er, nounun·for·gone, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for forwent (1 of 2)
/ (fɔːˈwɛnt) /
the past tense of forgo
British Dictionary definitions for forwent (2 of 2)
/ (fɔːˈɡəʊ) /
verb -goes, -going, -went or -gone (tr)
to give up or do without
archaic to leave
Derived Formsforgoer or foregoer, noun
Word Origin for forgo
Old English forgān; see for-, go 1
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