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forgo

[fawr-goh] /fɔrˈgoʊ/
verb (used with object), forwent, forgone, forgoing.
1.
to abstain or refrain from; do without.
2.
to give up, renounce, or resign.
3.
Archaic. to neglect or overlook.
4.
Archaic. to quit or leave.
5.
Obsolete. to go or pass by.
Also, forego.
Origin
950
before 950; Middle English forgon, Old English forgān. See for-, go1
Related forms
forgoer, noun
unforgone, adjective
Synonyms
1. forbear, sacrifice, forsake.
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  • And all of the forgoing has had the practical impact of a whipped cream pie falling face first off a footstool.
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  • The bulk of this would come from forgoing all that the sick and the dead would have produced.
British Dictionary definitions for forgoing

forgo

/fɔːˈɡəʊ/
verb (transitive) -goes, -going, -went, -gone
1.
to give up or do without
2.
(archaic) to leave
Derived Forms
forgoer, foregoer, noun
Word Origin
Old English forgān; see for-, go1
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Word Origin and History for forgoing

forgo

v.

"to relinquish," Old English forgan "go away, pass over, leave undone," from for- "away" + gan "go" (see go). Related: Forgoing; forgone.

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