Definition of 'forget'
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Now we need to forget about the disappointment of this game. The Sun (2016)Do we just cast them aside and forget about them and think they're lost causes? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Don't forget about where you come from. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Bath forgot about identity and failed while Leicester built an empire on its foundations. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I told them to forget about the result and remember the performance. Times, Sunday Times (2017)With top tips for how to ace festive recipes, you can forget about spending hours slaving away at the stove. The Sun (2016)We have to focus and work because we cannot think about this game, we have to forget about talking about big things. The Sun (2017)Don't forget to bring your camera: this is nature as still life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I think sometimes people forget how old I am. The Sun (2016)Some are so bad they are forgotten. Calcio: A History of Italian Football (2006)It is about whether a nation chooses to remember or to forget. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The surprising answer is to forget about the board. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They had not forgotten to bring the key. The Bullet Catchers (1989)People sometimes forget how bad it was. The Sun (2014)But we think you will have forgotten all about it by then. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He said he copied her badge as she often forgot to bring it with her. The Sun (2011)Maybe for a few days people at home could forget about the bad things. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But if the heart specialist says all is well then you can forget about it. The Sun (2012)But he finds she has not forgotten his bad behaviour. The Sun (2007)Others may forget but we remember. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Forgiveness is both remembering and forgetting. A Channel of Peace (1993)Luck brings forgotten cash to light. The Sun (2011)Are we forgetting how to remember? Times, Sunday Times (2010)You'd be amazed how often people forget to think about the audience before they speak. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If you think paisley belongs to the decade that taste forgot, then think again. The Sun (2012)Do you think we've forgotten such terrible things? A Time of War (1993)The England defender said that he had forgotten about the test and went on a shopping trip. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They forget that wealth brings longer, healthier and more comfortable lives to millions. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Perhaps the problem is that we've forgotten how bad summer can be in this country. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It would be a manifest tragedy if remembering was forgotten, because society was forgotten. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I think you forgot to do up a button on your shirt. The Sun (2006)
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Translations for 'forget'
British English: forget /fəˈɡɛt/ VERB
If you forget something, or if you forget how to do something, you cannot think of it or think of how to do it, although you knew in the past.
He forgot where he left the car.
- American English: forget
- Arabic: يَنْسَى
- Brazilian Portuguese: esquecer
- Chinese: 忘记
- Croatian: zaboraviti
- Czech: zapomenout
- Danish: glemme
- Dutch: vergeten
- European Spanish: olvidar
- Finnish: unohtaa
- French: oublier
- German: vergessen
- Greek: ξεχνώ
- Italian: dimenticare
- Japanese: 忘れる
- Korean: 잊다
- Norwegian: glemme
- Polish: zapomnieć
- European Portuguese: esquecer
- Romanian: a uita
- Russian: забывать
- Spanish: olvidar
- Swedish: glömma
- Thai: ลืม
- Turkish: unutmak
- Ukrainian: забувати
- Vietnamese: quên
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