forfeit

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈfɔrfɪt/
  • SAMPA: /fOrf@t/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: for‧feit

Verb[change]

Plain form
forfeit

Third-person singular
forfeits

Past tense
forfeited

Past participle
forfeited

Present participle
forfeiting

  1. If you forfeit a something you have, etc, you lose it because you broke a law or rule.
    By failing to feed them, they forfeited their right to their children.
    When he saw that he couldn't win, he forfeited the game.

Noun[change]

Singular
forfeit

Plural
forfeits

  1. (countable) Forfeit is the thing that you pay or lose because you broke a law or rule.