verb (used with object), for·got or (Archaic) for·gat [fer-gat]; /fərˈgæt/; for·got·ten [fer-got-n] /fərˈgɒt n/ or for·got; for·get·ting.
verb (used without object), for·got or (Archaic) for·gat [fer-gat]; /fərˈgæt/; for·got·ten [fer-got-n] /fərˈgɒt n/ or for·got; for·get·ting.
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OTHER WORDS FROM forgetfor·get·ta·ble, adjectivefor·get·ter, nounun·for·get·ting, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for forget
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
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
Derived forms of forgetforgettable, adjectiveforgetter, noun
Word Origin for forget
Idioms and Phrases with forget
In addition to the idiom beginning with forget
- forget it
- forget oneself
- forgive and forget