fordo(redirected from foredoing)
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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vb (tr) , -does, -doing, -did or -done
1. to destroy
2. to exhaust
[Old English fordōn; related to Old Saxon fardōn, Old High German fartuon, Dutch verdoen; see for-, do1]
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v.t. -did, -done, -do•ing. Archaic.
1. to do away with; kill; destroy.
2. to ruin; undo.
[before 900; Middle English fordon, Old English fordōn]
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fordo- "To do away with," "to destroy, ruin."
See also related terms for ruin.
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Past participle: fordone
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