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forego

go before; to precede: forego one’s partner in death
Not to be confused with:
forgo – to abstain or refrain from; do without; give up; renounce; forbear; sacrifice: I’ll forgo my dinner so that the poor child can eat.
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fore·go 1

 (fôr-gō′)
tr.v. fore·went (-wĕnt′), fore·gone (-gôn′, -gŏn′), fore·go·ing, fore·goes (-gōz′)
To precede, as in time or place. See Usage Note at forgo.

[Middle English foregon, from Old English foregān : fore-, fore- + gān, go; see ghē- in Indo-European roots.]

fore·go′er n.

fore·go 2

 (fôr-gō′)
v.
Variant of forgo.
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forego

(fɔːˈɡəʊ)
vb, -goes, -going, -went or -gone
to precede in time, place, etc
[Old English foregān]
foreˈgoer n

forego

(fɔːˈɡəʊ)
vb, -goes, -going, -went or -gone
(tr) a variant spelling of forgo
foreˈgoer n
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fore•go1

(fɔrˈgoʊ, foʊr-)

v.t., v.i. -went, -gone, -go•ing.
to go before; precede.
[before 900]
fore•go′er, n.

fore•go2

(fɔrˈgoʊ, foʊr-)

v.t. -went, -gone, -go•ing.
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forego


Past participle: foregone
Gerund: foregoing

Imperative
forego
forego
Present
I forego
you forego
he/she/it foregoes
we forego
you forego
they forego
Preterite
I forewent
you forewent
he/she/it forewent
we forewent
you forewent
they forewent
Present Continuous
I am foregoing
you are foregoing
he/she/it is foregoing
we are foregoing
you are foregoing
they are foregoing
Present Perfect
I have foregone
you have foregone
he/she/it has foregone
we have foregone
you have foregone
they have foregone
Past Continuous
I was foregoing
you were foregoing
he/she/it was foregoing
we were foregoing
you were foregoing
they were foregoing
Past Perfect
I had foregone
you had foregone
he/she/it had foregone
we had foregone
you had foregone
they had foregone
Future
I will forego
you will forego
he/she/it will forego
we will forego
you will forego
they will forego
Future Perfect
I will have foregone
you will have foregone
he/she/it will have foregone
we will have foregone
you will have foregone
they will have foregone
Future Continuous
I will be foregoing
you will be foregoing
he/she/it will be foregoing
we will be foregoing
you will be foregoing
they will be foregoing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been foregoing
you have been foregoing
he/she/it has been foregoing
we have been foregoing
you have been foregoing
they have been foregoing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been foregoing
you will have been foregoing
he/she/it will have been foregoing
we will have been foregoing
you will have been foregoing
they will have been foregoing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been foregoing
you had been foregoing
he/she/it had been foregoing
we had been foregoing
you had been foregoing
they had been foregoing
Conditional
I would forego
you would forego
he/she/it would forego
we would forego
you would forego
they would forego
Past Conditional
I would have foregone
you would have foregone
he/she/it would have foregone
we would have foregone
you would have foregone
they would have foregone
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.forego - be earlier in timeforego - be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools"
2.forego - do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas"
kick, give up - stop consuming; "kick a habit"; "give up alcohol"
3.forego - lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime; "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property"
abandon - forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"
lapse - let slip; "He lapsed his membership"
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forego

see forgo
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forgo

also forego
verb
To let (something) go:
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Translations

forego

[fɔːˈgəʊ] (forewent (pt) (foregone (pp))) VT
1. (= give up) → renunciar a; (= do without) → pasar sin, privarse de
2. (= precede) → preceder
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forego

[fɔːrˈgəʊ] [forewent] [fɔːrˈwɛnt] (pt) [foregone] [fɔːrˈgɒn] (pp) vtrenoncer à
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forego

pret <forewent>, ptp <foregone>
vtverzichten auf (+acc)
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References in periodicals archive ?
(42) The station also provided a training site for those about to hunt elsewhere for Salvesen, and for testing equipment such as the transmitters implanted into carcasses so that they could be retrieved by buoy-boats, and for developing improved materials such as lighter, more flexible nylon foregoers, the connection between the harpoon and whale line.
Newly established intelligence services are thus to a large extent separated from their foregoers, not only by means of organization, but also in personnel and mentality (due to loss of a large part of the archive information).