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forget

verb [I/T]  /fərˈɡet, fɔr-/ (present participle forgetting, past tense forgot  /fərˈɡɑt, fɔr-/, past participle forgotten  /fərˈɡɑt·ən, fɔr-/ or forgot) us  
to be unable to remember; fail to remember: [T] You’d better not forget your mother’s birthday. [+ (that) clause] She forgot (that) she had a dental appointment. [+ to infinitive] Don’t forget to lock the car. To forget (about) is to stop thinking about someone or something, or to stop thinking about doing something: [T] I wish I could forget him but I can’t. [I] I’m afraid we’ll have to forget about going to the beach – it’s raining.
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