forgo

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Middle English forgon (to go by, pass up), from Old English forgān (to go away, forgo). More at for- +‎ go.

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forgo (third-person singular simple present forgoes, present participle forgoing, simple past forwent, past participle forgone)

  1. To let pass, to leave alone
  2. To do without, to abandon
    The only way to avoid shame is to forgo acting shamefully.
  3. To refrain from, to abstain from, to pass up, to withgo.

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