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forgo

Pronunciation: /fɔːrˈgəʊ; fɔːˈgəʊ/

Translation of forgo in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (3rd person singular present of/tercera persona del presente de -goes present participle/participio presente, -going past tense of/pasado de, -went past participle of/participio pasado de, -gone)

  • [formal] privarse de, renunciar a
    Example sentences
    • Whenever possible, forego fashion and stick with ‘sensible’ shoes.
    • I may be forced to go and purchase a second bag and forgo tea.
    • If this is not your cup of tea, forgo the invitation and book a nearby hotel room.

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