forgoing forgoing  /fɔr ˈɡoʊ ɪŋ/


  • (n) the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)



  1. A November survey by the advocacy group Mental Health America found that we frequently deal with chronic stress by watching television, skipping exercise and forgoing healthy foods.
  2. As the economy continues to flounder, many families are forgoing summer vacations in favor of staying at home.
  3. Staff teach farmers ecologically sustainable methods, such as composting and forgoing pesticide sprays.


  1. Brewers Sign Devin Williams

    The Brewers have signed their top draft choice Devin Williams to a deal worth $1.35MM, according to Jim Callis of Baseball America (via Twitter). The bonus is above-slot as the recommended value for the 54th overall selection is just over $1.017MM, per Baseball America. Adam McCalvy of reports part of Williams' bonus includes compensation for forgoing a scholarship to the University of ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: MLB Trade Rumors

  2. Nevada's McMinn Signs with Mets

    Wolf Pack pitcher Brent McMinn signed a contract with the New York Mets on Friday, forgoing his senior season at Nevada.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KOLO 8 Reno

  3. Have a Debt Talk Before 'I Do'

    Ashley Matusz and Joe Fisher, both 24, talked about cutting $800 off the flower bill for their wedding reception and saving another $1,000 by forgoing flowers at the church.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Lakeland Ledger


  1. "In requiring CLS — in common with all other student organizations — to choose between welcoming all students and forgoing the benefits of official recognition, we hold, Hastings did not transgress constitutional limitations,"...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Source: The Associated Press

  2. "Forgoing a little bit of revenue opportunity for two months, I think, is a small, small, small price to pay for a successful overall integration for the entire deal," Moglia said.
    on Jan 16, 2007 By: Joe Moglia Source: Forbes

  3. "When the federal government would actually save millions of dollars by forgoing the status quo and actually sending evacuees on a luxurious six-month cruise it is time to rethink how we are conducting oversight," said senators Tom Coburn and...
    on Sep 28, 2005 By: Tom Coburn Source:

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