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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Definitions for forgo

  1. To abstain from; to do without.

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Citations for forgo
This one has given up smoking today, I knew; that one his weekly visit to the cafe, another will forgo her favorite foods. Joanne Harris, Chocolat
If my deepest wish is to sit on a beach in Maine fishing for bass, I might cheerfully forgo stock options in Microsoft to do it. Alan Ryan, New York Times
Origin of forgo
Forgo derives from Old English forgan, "to go without, to forgo," from for-, "without" + gan, "to go."