forget

verb
ADVERB
completely, quite (esp. BrE), totally

I completely forgot you were coming today.

clean (old-fashioned, informal)

I clean forgot to give your brother the message.

almost, nearly
never

I'll never forget the expression on his face.

quickly, soon
instantly, promptly

‘I will,’ she promised, and promptly forgot about it.

momentarily, temporarily

Her joy was so infectious that he momentarily forgot his own fears for the future.

easily

The experience of nearly getting killed is not easily forgotten.

conveniently (ironic)

He conveniently forgot to tell me he was married.

VERB + FORGET
seem to

You seem to forget that it was your idea in the first place.

tend to
want to
try to
be easy to

It is easy to forget that not all countries have these advantages.

let sb

Let's forget last night, shall we?

make sb
PREPOSITION
about

Oh yes! I almost forgot about the party.

PHRASES
forget all about sth

In the excitement I forgot all about my little brother.

keep forgetting

She keeps forgetting where she's put her glasses.

largely forgotten

His pioneering work in the field was largely forgotten until the late 1940s.

Forget is used with these nouns as the object: ↑appointment, ↑birthday, ↑episode, ↑existence, ↑fact, ↑importance, ↑incident, ↑lesson, ↑line, ↑manner, ↑misery, ↑name, ↑pain, ↑past, ↑place, ↑problem, ↑root, ↑shyness, ↑trouble, ↑worry

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  • forget — [fər get′, fôrget′] vt. forgot, forgotten or forgot, forgetting [ME forgeten < OE forgietan (see FOR & GET): orig. sense, to fail to hold] 1. to lose (facts, knowledge, etc.) from the mind; fail to recall; be unable to remember 2. to fail to… …   English World dictionary

  • forget it — forget (about) it 1. do not even ask about it. People point at our car when we drive down the road, and when we stop somewhere, forget about it. I enjoyed dinner, but as for the party, well, forget it! Usage notes: used to say that something was… …   New idioms dictionary

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  • Forget — On pense automatiquement à un lien avec la forge, mais ce n est pas le cas : la présence d une commune appelée Saint Forget dans les Yvelines nous montre qu il s agit en fait d un ancien nom de baptême. C est une déformation de Ferreolus (=… …   Noms de famille

  • forget — [v1] not be able to remember blow, clean forget*, consign to oblivion*, dismiss from mind, disremember, draw a blank*, escape one’s memory*, fail to remember, let slip from memory*, lose consciousness of, lose sight of*, misrecollect, obliterate …   New thesaurus

  • forget — (v.) O.E. forgietan, from FOR (Cf. for ), used here with negative force, away, amiss, opposite + gietan to grasp (see GET (Cf. get)). To un get, hence to lose from the mind. A common Germanic construction (Cf. O.S. fargetan, O.Fris. forjeta, Du.… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Forget — (spr. Forscheh), Pierre, Herr von Fresnes, war Staatssecretär von Frankreich unter Heinrich III. u. Heinrich IV.; unter der Regierung des Letzteren verfaßte er das berühmte Edict von Nantes, st. 1610 …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • forget — index condone, forgive, leave (allow to remain), lose (be deprived of), neglect, overlook (disregard) …   Law dictionary

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