- forgive and forget,
- forgotten man,
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 forgot
Several times, either because they forgot or they had a technical problem, they connected directly, and we could see them.
Should old acquaintance be forgot, just remember a few of the resolutions the Founding Fathers (would have) made this year.
Chiefly, we forgot the many, many problems there are with the bones—the book and score—to this show.‘Peter Pan Live!’ Review: No Amount of Clapping Brings It to Life|Kevin Fallon|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her downfall came about, because for a second she forgot that to swim in the shark pool, you have to always act like a shark.‘Housewife Tycoon’ Took On ‘Mad Men’ NYC Real Estate Market and Won|Vicky Ward|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Somewhere, somehow, the author Pete Dexter forgot how to have fun.The Stacks: Pete Dexter on What It’s Like to Lose the Knack of Having Fun|Pete Dexter|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I forgot my flowers, walked in slowly and sadly and carried in two lanterns to store in the shed chamber.Adopting An Abandoned Farm|Kate Sanborn
Magdaléna forgot her partner and gazed at them with genuine delight.The Californians|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
He forgot everything but the need of getting out of sight of Mr. Blacksnake as soon as ever he could.The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad|Thornton W. Burgess
Agnes, however, carried the oars up to the tent and then forgot about the rest of her task as she dipped into a new book.The Corner House Girls Under Canvas|Grace Brooks Hill
"I forgot how long it takes to get a diploma," he said, walking away again.Rose in Bloom|Louisa May Alcott
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
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.
In addition to the idiom beginning with forget
- forget it
- forget oneself
- forgive and forget