from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Archaic To bring to ruin; destroy.
- transitive v. Archaic To exhaust utterly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To kill, destroy.
- v. To annul, abolish, cancel.
- v. To do away with, undo; to ruin
- v. To overcome with fatigue; to exhaust.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To destroy; to undo; to ruin.
- transitive v. To overcome with fatigue; to exhaust.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To do away; undo; destroy; ruin.
- To exhaust, overpower, or overcome, as by fatigue.
Christian men, all white within, for the Paynims and the Saracens made them white for to fordo the images of saints that were painted on the walls.
Full she drad that God the Wreaker all mankind would fordo with water for his evil sins.
This eventful day, which, to quote Iago, was either to "make or fordo quite" the widow, found her as calm, cool and deliberate in the execution of her purpose as the Ancient himself.
God the Wreaker all mankind would fordo with water for his evil sins.
And then all they that longed to the castle came to him, and did him homage and fealty, praying him that he would abide there still a little while to fordo that foul custom.
Me forthinketh, said King Pellinore, that this shall me betide, but God may fordo well destiny.
Forsooth this is a shameful custom of a lady, and if I had not a great matter in my hand I should fordo your evil customs.
Tothe Duke of Argyll, fordo; for the ad battalion of the ift regiment of foot, from asth Dec. 1775 to 24th Dec. 1776 ,555 10 2
To Loid John Murray, fordo, for the 4ad Gen. Elliott, for do. provided for 15th dragoons ■ ■