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forgetverb [I/T]

 us   /fərˈɡet, fɔr-/ (present participle forgetting, past tense forgot  /fərˈɡɑt, fɔr-/ , past participle forgotten  /fərˈɡɑt·ən, fɔr-/ or forgot)
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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forgetverb

uk   /fəˈɡet/  us   /fɚˈɡet/ (present participle forgetting, past tense forgot, past participle forgotten)
  • forget verb (NOT REMEMBER)

B1 [I or T] to be unable to remember a fact, something that happened, or how to do something: I'm sorry, I've forgotten your name. Let me write down that date before I forget it. I completely forgot about Jenny's party. [+ (that)] We had forgotten (that) she doesn't come on Thursdays. I'm sorry, I was forgetting (= I had forgotten) (that) you would be away in August. [+ -ing verb] She would never forget seeing the Himalayas for the first time. [+ question word] I've forgotten what you do next/how to do it. I never forget a face (= I'm good at remembering people).
not forgetting
UK including: This is where we keep all the books, not forgetting the magazines and newspapers.

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