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Definition of forfeit verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

forfeit

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈfɔrfət//
 
forfeit somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they forfeit
 
he / she / it forfeits
 
past simple forfeited
 
-ing form forfeiting
 
 
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to lose something or have something taken away from you because you have done something wrong If you cancel your flight, you will forfeit your deposit. He has forfeited his right to be taken seriously.
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