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verb [intransitive/transitive] forget pronunciation in American English /fərˈɡet/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleforgetting
past tenseforgot
past participleforgotten
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  1. 1
    to be unable to remember a fact or piece of information
    I’ve forgotten her phone number.
    forget about: Did you forget about our agreement?
    forget how/why/where/when etc.: She always forgets where her car is parked.
    We first met at college, I forget when exactly.
    forget (that): I’d forgotten that you’d already given me the money.
    never forget something: I’ll never forget the look of disappointment on her face.
  2. 2
    to not remember to do something that you intended to do
    Phil should be here by now. Do you think he’s forgotten?
    forget about: She had forgotten all about mailing the letter.
    forget to do something: Don’t forget to lock the door when you leave.
    I nearly forgot to invite Josie.
    I keep forgetting to take my tablets.
    forget (that): I completely forgot that I promised to come see you!
  3. 3
    to not take something with you when you should have
    She forgot her sunglasses.
    forget about: I remembered everything else but I forgot about the beach towels.
  4. 4
    to stop thinking, worrying, or caring about something or someone
    She was looking forward to the party so she could forget her worries for a few hours.
    forget about: Try to forget about him.
    forget that: People tend to forget that the rights we enjoy now were won through a great struggle.
  5. 5
    to stop planning to do something because you realize that it will not be possible
    I think we can forget the idea of a vacation this year.
    forget about: We may have to forget about getting a new car.




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