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English definition of “forget”

forget

verb
 
 
/fəˈɡet/ (present participle forgetting, past tense forgot, past participle forgotten)
NOT REMEMBER [I, T] B1 to be unable to remember a fact, something that happened, or how to do something: I've forgotten his name. [+ (that)] Don't forget that Lucy and John are coming this weekend. He'd completely forgotten about their quarrel. [+ question word] You never forget how to ride a bike.Forgetting and forgetfulness
NOT DO [I, T] A2 to not remember to do something: [+ to do sth] Dad's always forgetting to take his pills.Forgetting and forgetfulness
NOT BRING [T] A2 to not bring something with you because you did not remember it: Oh no, I've forgotten my passport.Forgetting and forgetfulness
STOP THINKING [T] (also forget about) B1 to stop thinking about someone or something: I'll never forget him for as long as I live. Let's try to forget about work and have a good time.Forgetting and forgetfulness
forget it used to tell someone not to worry about something as it is not important: "I'm sorry I missed your birthday." "Forget it, it doesn't matter."Expressions meaning 'it isn't important to me'
I forget used instead of 'I have forgotten': I forget when we last saw him.Forgetting and forgetfulness
forget yourself to do or say something that is not acceptable in a particular situation: She completely forgot herself and started screaming at him.Humiliating and degrading
(Definition of forget from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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