forego 1[fawr-goh, fohr-] ExamplesWord Origin verb (used with or without object), fore·went, fore·gone, fore·go·ing.
- to go before; precede.
Origin of forego 1 before 900; Middle English forgon, forgan, Old English foregān. See, Related formsfore·go·er, noun forego 2[fawr-goh, fohr-] verb (used with object), fore·went, fore·gone, fore·go·ing.
Related formsfore·go·er, noun Related Words for foregoes, , , , , , , , , , , , , Examples from the Web for foregoes Contemporary Examples of foregoes
In it, he foregoes a stunt double and suits up for scene after scene of brutal fights.
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Historical Examples of foregoes
She accepts the disadvantages of wifehood and foregoes the advantages.
Thus he foregoes his wrath, and flings resentment from him like a mantle.
John Addington Symonds
But she goes to the sick child, and she foregoes the concert.
Gerard foregoes his evening pipe, because the smoking-room does not look to the front.
It foregoes great future benefit for slight present gratification.
British Dictionary definitions for foregoes forego 1 verb -goes, -going, -went or -gone
- to precede in time, place, etc
Derived Formsforegoer, nounWord Origin for forego Old English foregān forego 2 verb -goes, -going, -went or -gone
- (tr) a variant spelling of
Derived Formsforegoer, noun Word Origin and History for foregoes forego v.
“to go before,” Old English foregan “to go before,” from+ . The similarly constructed foredone “killed, destroyed,” now is archaic, replaced by done for. Related: Foregoing; foregone.
Phrase foregone conclusion popularized in “Othello” [III.iii], but Shakespeare’s sense was not necessarily the main modern one of “a decision already formed before the case is argued.” Othello says it of Cassio’s dream, and it is clear from the context that Othello means Cassio actually has been in bed with Desdemona before he allegedly dreamed it.