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Definition of the verb forego

What does forego mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular

  1. be earlier in time; go back further
  2. do without or cease to hold or adhere to
  3. lose ( or lose the right to ( by some error, offense, or crime

Alternative definition of the verb forego


  1. To precede, to go before.
  2. [alternative spelling of, forgo, nodot=1]; to abandon, to relinquish


Forego was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that won eight Eclipse Awards including Horse of the Year, Champion Handicap Horse and Champion Sprinter.

  • died on (17 years ago)
  • some of the awards:
      • American Horse of the Year
      • American Horse of the Year
      • American Horse of the Year

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Forego

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Google previewFrom Edinburgh to the Antarctic (2012)

An Artist's Notes and Sketches During the Dundee Antarctic Expedition of 1892-93 by William Gordon Burn Murdoch, W. S. Bruce

The harpooneers are busy splicing foregoes to the ring that travels on the shaft of the harpoon. The forego is a length of six fathoms of soft, pliable, two-inch rope, so pliable that it ...

Google previewThe Birth of Bioethics (2003)

by Albert R. Jonsen

Deciding to Forego is a rich compendium of information, thoughtful argumentation, and useful advice. It became the most successful of the Commission's reports and had a significant impact on practice, policy, and the field of bioethics.

Google previewMisadventures in the English Language (2016)

by Caroline Taggart

To forego is a rarely used word meaning 'to go before'; its past participle foregone often appears in the phrase a foregone conclusion, an inevitable one, one that has already been made. Forgo comes from an Old English word meaning 'to do ...

Google previewLanda List (1998)

Grammar Guidelines Proofreading Principles and Punctuation Practices by David Hatcher

Forego/Forgo— Forego means to go before; forgo means to go without. Webster's New World Dictionary lists forego as a variant spelling of forgo, but not the other way around. Keep them separate, but don't argue with those who use the one ...

Google previewA Wedding in Haiti (2013)

by Julia Alvarez

One traditional wedding moment Piti and eseline will forego is the cutting and serving of the wedding cake, actually three cakes. They are stacked one above the other on a wooden stand that has been wrapped in aluminum foil to make it look ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1818)

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers: Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar by Samuel Johnson


Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

forego; forgo. The former, as suggested by the prefix, means "to go before." The latter is the term meaning "to do without; to pass up voluntarily; waive; renounce." One of the most persistent errors in legal and other writing is the ...

Google previewThe Wrong Word Dictionary (2012)

2,500 Most Commonly Confused Words by Dave Dowling

Forego ...

Google previewBryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words (2002)

by Bill Bryson

forego, forgo. Commonly confused, as here: “The independents must destroy all documents obtained during the case and agree to forego any further litigation against the chains for three years” (International Herald Tribune). Forego means to ...

Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

by Martin Manser

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Google previewFowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Henry Watson Fowler, Jeremy Butterfield

forego. See for-and fore-; foregoing; foregone; ...

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Usage statistics about forego

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Quotes about Forego

See first that the design is wise and just: that ascertained, pursue it resolutely; do not for one repulse forego the purpose that you resolved to effect. (William Shakespeare)
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Scrabble value of F4O1R1E1G2O1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of FOREGO

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