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English definition of “forget”

forget

  /fəˈɡet/ verb (forgetting, forgot, forgotten)
A2 to not bring something with you because you did not remember it: I’ve forgotten my umbrella.
B1 to not remember something: I’ve forgotten his name. Don’t forget to feed the cat.
B1 (also forget about) to stop thinking about someone or something: Let’s try to forget about work.
(Definition of forget verb from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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