to cease or fail to remember; be unable to recall: to forget someone's name.
to omit or neglect unintentionally: I forgot to shut the window before leaving.
to leave behind unintentionally; neglect to take: to forget one's keys.
to omit mentioning; leave unnoticed.
to fail to think of; take no note of.
to neglect willfully; disregard or slight.
to cease or omit to think of something.
Idioms about forget
forget oneself, to say or do something improper or unbefitting one's rank, position, or character.
- for·get·ta·ble, adjective
- for·get·ter, noun
- un·for·get·ting, adjective
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How to use forget in a sentence
Yet one can almost forget there’s a pandemic going on in many parts of the continent.
That’s enough time to read the directions repeatedly, forget the paperwork on your kitchen table three times, and still manage to deliver it on your way to the grocery store with weeks to spare.Why you should vote as early as possible (and how to do it) | John Kennedy | September 17, 2020 | Popular-Science
I think people forget sometimes that most of this legislative activity has been concentrated on public and, more specifically, on police use.Eight case studies on regulating biometric technology show us a path forward | Karen Hao | September 4, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
After all, if we put the consumer psychology lens in place, we mustn’t forget that people are more prone to evaluate essential and non-essential goods and services for daily use right now, showing more risk-aversion than usual.How would an SEO agency be built today? Part 1: Consumers and trends | Sponsored Content: SEOmonitor | September 4, 2020 | Search Engine Land
You’re talking about people—many people—who didn’t have computers, forget about laptops.Podcast: How a 135-year-old law lets India shutdown the internet | Anthony Green | September 2, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
The plan is to stretch it out as long as possible, then probably forget about it, and then suddenly remember it.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS | Marlow Stern | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
And for those on the Palestinian right who still dream of driving the Jews into the sea, they too can forget it.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead | Dean Obeidallah | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
But for those on the Israeli right who are hoping that this deferred dream will just fade away, they can forget it.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead | Dean Obeidallah | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
If we go another year without doing one people will just forget what it was.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll | James Joiner | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
forget those silly “games played with the ball”; they are far “too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind.”
On the morning after Ramona's disappearance, words had been spoken by each which neither would ever forget.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
Alone Orlean lay trying vainly to forget something—something that stood like a spectre before her eyes.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
forget it not: for there is no returning, and thou shalt do him no good, and shalt hurt thyself.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
She would never forget it; but realizing its gravity, she decided thereupon never to tell it—the dream—to anybody.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
She would sometimes gather them passionately to her heart; she would sometimes forget them.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for forget
(when tr, may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to fail to recall (someone or something once known); be unable to remember
(tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to neglect, usually as the result of an unintentional error
(tr) to leave behind by mistake
(tr) to disregard intentionally
(when tr, may take a clause as object) to fail to mention
to act in an improper manner
to be unselfish
to be deep in thought
forget it! an exclamation of annoyed or forgiving dismissal of a matter or topic
- forgettable, adjective
- forgetter, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with forget
In addition to the idiom beginning with forget
- forget it
- forget oneself
- forgive and forget
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