Definition of forgo verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also forego) verb
BrE BrE//fɔːˈɡəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrˈɡoʊ//
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they forgo
BrE BrE//fɔːˈɡəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrˈɡoʊ//
he / she / it forgoes
BrE BrE//fɔːˈɡəʊz//
; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrˈɡoʊz//
past simple forwent
BrE BrE//fɔːˈwent//
; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrˈwent//
past participle forgone
BrE BrE//fɔːˈɡɒn//
; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrˈɡɔːn//
-ing form forgoing
BrE BrE//fɔːˈɡəʊɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrˈɡoʊɪŋ//
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forgo something (formal) to decide not to have or do something that you would like to have or do No one was prepared to forgo their lunch hour to attend the meeting. She would willingly forgo a birthday treat if only her warring parents would declare a truce. Time to prepare was a luxury he would have to forgo. Word OriginOld English forgān (from for- and go).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: forgo