for·doalso fore·do (fôr-do͞o′)
tr.v. for·did (-dĭd′), for·done (-dŭn′), for·do·ing, for·does (-dŭz′) also fore·did or fore·done or fore·do·ing or fore·does Archaic
1. To cause the death of; kill.
2. To bring to ruin; destroy.
[Middle English fordon, from Old English fordōn : for-, for- + dōn, to do; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]
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