forget
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /fəˈɡɛt/, (less commonly:) IPAchar /fɔːˈɡɛt/
  • (GA) IPA: /fɚˈɡɛt/, (less commonly:) IPAchar /fɔɹˈɡɛt/
Verb

forget (forgets, present participle forgetting; past forgot, past participle forgotten)

  1. (transitive) To lose remembrance of.
    I have forgotten most of the things I learned in school.
    • 1922, Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
      For at least two hours the Boy loved him, and then Aunts and Uncles came to dinner, and there was a great rustling of tissue paper and unwrapping of parcels, and in the excitement of looking at all the new presents the Velveteen Rabbit was forgotten.
  2. (transitive) To unintentionally not do, neglect.
    I forgot to buy flowers for my wife at our 14th wedding anniversary.
  3. (transitive) To unintentionally leave something behind.
    I forgot my car keys.
  4. (intransitive) To cease remembering.
    Let's just forget about it.
  5. (slang) Euphemism for fuck, screw (a mild oath).
    Forget you!
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Proper noun
  1. Surname



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