forgo
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /fɔːˈɡəʊ/
  • (GA) IPA: /fɔɹˈɡoʊ/
Verb

forgo (forgoes, present participle forgoing; past forwent, past participle forgone) (transitive)

  1. To let pass, to leave alone, to let go.
  2. To do without, to abandon, to renounce.
    • 1986, New York Magazine (volume 19, number 49, page 20)
      You might think that Americans buy roughly the same number of fitted sheets as flats. Or, considering the market for electric blankets, duvets, and other covers, that consumers buy even more bottom sheets, simply forgoing the tops.
  3. To refrain from, to abstain from, to pass up, to withgo.
    I wouldn't forgo something, unless I'm convinced that it's detrimental in some way or another.
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