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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Idioms for forget
Origin of forget
usage note for forget
OTHER WORDS FROM forgetfor·get·ta·ble, adjectivefor·get·ter, nounun·for·get·ting, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for forget
In the moment Isaiah Wright took flight — blond dreadlocks streaming behind him, a chance at his first career touchdown within reach — it was easy to forget how unlikely it all was.For undrafted NFL rookies, the odds were even longer this year. Isaiah Wright made it anyway.|Sam Fortier|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
“I totally forgot about the fact that we were not finished with the agenda,” he said later.For three hours, an obscure county board in Michigan was at the center of U.S. politics|Kayla Ruble, Tom Hamburger, David Fahrenthold|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
It’s time to rely on local partnerships, cross-border collaborations, and all the human teamwork that’s easy to forget when there’s a shiny new button to click.Why people don’t trust contact tracing apps, and what to do about it|Lindsay Muscato|November 12, 2020|MIT Technology Review
In fact, the Reds have been so impenetrable defensively for the past two seasons, it’s easy to forget that they have also been as good as any team in the world going forward.Liverpool And Manchester City Look Ordinary. Are They?|Terrence Doyle|November 12, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
I barely knew this person, and that is how she treated my family, which I will never forget.She fell into QAnon and went viral for destroying a Target mask display. Now she’s rebuilding her life.|Travis Andrews|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
But his first forays into film were forgettable comedies like Booty Call.
But he seemed on first encounter to be very gray, more a forgettable clerk than a firebrand cleric.Why Pope Francis Wants to Declare Murdered Archbishop Romero a Saint|Christopher Dickey|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Today, the Saudis vent their anger with fits of forgettable diplomatic rage.Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi Arabia’s Gatsby, Master Spy|Christopher Dickey|November 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He is, and was at Georgetown, for the most part, general and passive and forgettable.
And none of that really mattered anyway, because he was just forgettable at debates and on the stump.
In the afternoon we moved our headquarters back a mile or so to a commodious and moderately clean farm with a forgettable name.Adventures of a Despatch Rider|W. H. L. Watson
They are so much more passive and forgettable than luggage—abroad that is.The Passionate Friends|Herbert George Wells
The Treaty contained many Articles, now become forgettable to mankind.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVI. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
"I used to live here," he said, ashamed to be so forgettable.In a Little Town|Rupert Hughes
All the time there was a steady bruise at the bottom of his soul, but so steady as to be forgettable.The Rainbow|D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
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