forgo forgo  /fɔr ˈɡoʊ/


  1. (v) do without or cease to hold or adhere to
  2. (v) be earlier in time; go back further
  3. (v) lose ( or lose the right to ( by some error, offense, or crime


  1. The willingness of young people to forgo insurance is a major problem for the health-care system.
  2. If they have to forgo part of that windfall, it is no tragedy.
  3. Muslims eat halal and Jews eat kosher and Roman Catholics forgo meat on Fridays.


  1. Welcome To The Neighborhood: Oregon’s ‘Glock Block’

    Clackamas County, OR – Frustration over the increase in petty crime – which includes property damage, vandalism, and stolen yard items – has provoked several residents in one neighborhood to arm themselves and forgo calling police. Clackamas County is located in the Willamette Valley region in Oregon. Many residents there living in the Jennings Lodge... Read more » Welcome To The Neighborhood ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  2. DreamWorks and Netflix in deal for new TV programs

    LOS ANGELES — DreamWorks Animation, trying to lessen its dependence on the volatile movie business by aggressively expanding into TV programming, has decided to forgo cable television in favor of Netflix.        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. K-State center fielder Jared King says he will turn pro

    Kansas State center fielder Jared King has decided to turn pro, and will sign with the New York Mets on Tuesday, according to K-State’s athletics website. King was selected in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball Draft, and will forgo his senior season with the Wildcats.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Kansas City Star


  1. "In the end, after sleepless nights and lots of prayers, I've decided I'll forgo my fifth year and declare for the NFL draft," Sanchez said Thursday at a campus news conference. "It is with a heavy heart I am going to leave this university."
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: Mark Sanchez Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We could lose a generation of potential and promise, as more young Americans are forced to forgo dreams of college or the chance to train for the jobs of the future," Obama said in a speech. "And our nation could lose the competitive edge...
    on Jan 8, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "If you forgo aspirations for nuclear weapons and cut off funding for radical elements and support the Mideast peace process, then yes, you'd be welcomed into the international community. We'd have billions of dollars going into your economy,"...
    on Dec 9, 2006 By: William Cohen Source: International Herald Tribune

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