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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Forego \Fore*go"\, v. t. [imp. Forewent 2; p. p. Foregone (?; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. Foregoing.] [See Forgo.] 1. To quit; to relinquish; to leave. [1913 Webster] Stay at the third cup, or forego the place. --Herbert. [1913 Webster] 2. To relinquish the enjoyment or advantage of; to give up; to resign; to renounce; -- said of a thing already enjoyed, or of one within reach, or anticipated. [1913 Webster] All my patrimony,, If need be, I am ready to forego. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Thy lovers must their promised heaven forego. --Keble. [1913 Webster] [He] never forewent an opportunity of honest profit. --R. L. Stevenson. [1913 Webster] Note: Forgo is the better spelling etymologically, but the word has been confused with Forego, to go before. [1913 Webster]