verb (used with object), for·got or (Archaic) for·gat; for·got·ten or for·got; for·get·ting.
verb (used without object), for·got or (Archaic) for·gat; for·got·ten or for·got; for·get·ting.
Origin of forget
Examples from the Web for forget
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|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|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.”
And it often travels so lightly that you can forget you are clothed in its benefits.
Forget everything you assumed about the lives of classic musicians.‘Mozart in the Jungle’: Inside Amazon’s Brave New World of Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music|Kevin Fallon|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And then—well, I happen to forget what sort of a day this particular day turned into, about six of the clock.
"We shall not forget what you have told us," said Gilbert, as the wreck prepared to leave the room.The Mystery of Lincoln's Inn|Robert Machray
They run away with me; I picture it to myself—this blessed thing—and I forget.The Yellow House|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Should Mr. Palliser "forget" himself, she would know how to say a word to him as she had known how to say a word to her husband.The Small House at Allington|Anthony Trollope
I understand you, sir,” panted the middy; “and look here, I shall not forget this.The Ocean Cat's Paw|George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for forget
verb -gets, -getting or -got or -gotten or archaic, dialect -got
- to act in an improper manner
- to be unselfish
- to be deep in thought
Word Origin for forget
Word Origin and History for forget
Old English forgietan, from for-, used here with negative force, "away, amiss, opposite" + gietan "to grasp" (see get). To "un-get," hence "to lose" from the mind. A common Germanic construction (cf. Old Saxon fargetan, Old Frisian forjeta, Dutch vergeten, Old High German firgezzan, German vergessen "to forget"). The literal sense would be "to lose (one's) grip on," but that is not recorded in any Germanic language. Related: Forgetting; forgot; forgotten.
Idioms and Phrases with forget
In addition to the idiom beginning with forget
- forget it
- forget oneself
- forgive and forget