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 forgetting
Again, forgetting about the owners and everything they did, I was in love with The Source.It Was All a Dream: Drama, Bullshit, and the Rebirth of The Source Magazine|Alex Suskind|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It begins with forgetting lines in lectures and losing track of where she is on a jog, and gets worse.Oscar Season Kicks Off in Toronto: Channing Tatum, Kristen Stewart, and More Court Awards Glory|Marlow Stern|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But there is a way to trick yourself into forgetting all that.The Director Isn’t Done Yet: An Interview With Steven Soderbergh|Andrew Romano|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The recent Superman and Batman film franchises have both suffered for forgetting this.Model Minority Rage: Why the Hulk Should Be an Asian Guy|Arthur Chu|July 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Also, with Forgetting Sarah Marshall, you were really one of the first to see Mila Kunis as a screen siren.
The poor Queen, forgetting our rivalry, had taken all my children into her affections.The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete|Madame La Marquise De Montespan
Why did he insist on rousing me when I was there alone, quite peaceful, forgetting everything, sunk in a placid indulgent calm!The Torrent|Vicente Blasco Ibaez
But in this he was unjust to Halidome, forgetting how impossible it was for him to believe that a woman could not stand him.The Island Pharisees|John Galsworthy
Heaven save this expedition from becoming renegade among savages by forgetting its highest object!Heroes of the Middle West|Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Those behind him did the same, not forgetting to use their hearing as best they could, but with no result.Blazing Arrow|Edward S. Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for forgetting
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 forgetting
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 forgetting
In addition to the idiom beginning with forget
- forget it
- forget oneself
- forgive and forget