forgets; forgot/-ˈgɑːt//fɚˈgɑːt/; forgotten/-ˈgɑːtn̩//fɚˈgɑːtn̩/orforgot; forgetting forgets; forgot/-ˈgɑːt//fɚˈgɑːt/; forgotten/-ˈgɑːtn̩//fɚˈgɑːtn̩/orforgot; forgetting
Learner's definition of FORGET
1 : to be unable to think of or remember (something)
— often followed by to + verb
He forgot the address.
I keep forgetting her name.
The pain and misery are impossible to forget.
She forgot how to set up the tent.
I'll never forget the first time we met.
Don't forget that you have to turn off the light when you leave.
[no object] — often + about
2 [+ object] : to fail to remember to bring or take (something) 3 a [+ object]
orforget about : to stop thinking or caring about (someone)
b [+ object]
He was once a famous actor, but now most people have forgotten (about) him.
You shouldn't forget (about) your old friends.
He's now a forgotten hero.
He's a forgotten man in the world of politics.
orforget about : to stop thinking or caring about (something) on purpose
c [no object] : to stop remembering or caring about something
We need to forget (about) our differences and learn to get along.
“I'm sorry I'm late.” “That's OK. Forget (about) it.” [=don't worry about it]
If you're hoping to hear from him soon, forget it, it's not going to happen.
Forget about finding a way to escape—there's no way out of here.
“Have you seen my keys?” “No. Did you leave them in your other jacket?” “No, I thought…Oh, forget it, here they are.”
: to lose control of your emotions because of anger, excitement, etc. : to behave in a way that is not proper or acceptable