There are 2 main definitions of forego in English:

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forego 1

verb

Variant spelling of forgo.

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There are 2 main definitions of forego in English:

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forego 2

Pronunciation: /fɔːˈɡəʊ/

verb (foregoes, foregoing, forewent /fɔːˈwɛnt/; past participle foregone /fɔːˈɡɒn/)

[with object] archaic
Precede in place or time: so Abdulmelik went away to his house, whither he found that the money had foregone him
More example sentences
  • So she did his bidding and gave him the cup, which no sooner had he drunk than his head forewent his feet.

Derivatives

foregoer

Pronunciation: /fɔːˈɡəʊə/
noun
Example sentences
  • And at the top of the site is the Sacred Space, it's stone circle being a modern construction, and yet perhaps it has already seen as much celebration and ceremony as some of its foregoers.
  • The foregoer of a mill was a quern, first moved by the power of water and later by the power of wind.
  • One generation, however, owes very little to its foregoers of the material wealth it enjoys.

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