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English definition of “forget”

forget

verb [I or T] (STOP THINKING)    /fəˈɡet/ US  /fɚ-/ (present participle forgetting, past tense forgot, past participle forgotten)
B1 to stop thinking about someone or something: He tried to forget her. It seemed unlikely that the debt would ever be paid so we just forgot (about) it.Forgetting and forgetfulness
(Definition of forget verb (STOP THINKING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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