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v. -got, got•ten -got, -get•ting. v.t.
The past tense of forget is forgot. The -ed participle is forgotten.
If you forget something, or forget about something, you stop thinking about it.
If you have forgotten something that you knew, you can no longer remember it.
If you forget something such as a key or an umbrella, you do not remember to take it with you when you go somewhere.
Don't use the verb 'forget' to say that you have put something somewhere and left it there. Instead you use the verb leave.
If you forget to do something that you had intended to do, you do not do it because you do not remember it at the right time.
Don't use an -ing form. Don't say, for example, 'She forgot locking her door'.
Past participle: forgotten
|Verb||1.||forget - dismiss from the mind; stop remembering; "I tried to bury these unpleasant memories"|
unlearn - try to forget; put out of one's memory or knowledge
|2.||forget - be unable to remember; "I'm drawing a blank"; "You are blocking the name of your first wife!"|
|3.||forget - forget to do something; "Don't forget to call the chairman of the board to the meeting!"|
neglect, omit, leave out, pretermit, overleap, overlook, miss, drop - leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
|4.||forget - leave behind unintentionally; "I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant"; "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors"|
leave - go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness; "She left a mess when she moved out"; "His good luck finally left him"; "her husband left her after 20 years of marriage"; "she wept thinking she had been left behind"
lose - miss from one's possessions; lose sight of; "I've lost my glasses again!"
fail to remember mind, remember, recall, retain, recollect, bring to mind
forget[fəˈget] (forgot (pt) (forgotten (pp)))
to forget to do sth → olvidarse de hacer algo
I forgot to close the window → me olvidé de or se me olvidó cerrar la ventana
I forgot to tell you why → se me olvidó decirte por qué
we shouldn't forget that → no debemos olvidar que ...
never to be forgotten → inolvidable
forget it! (= don't worry) → ¡no te preocupes!, ¡no importa!; (= you're welcome) → de nada, no hay de qué; (= no way) → ¡ni hablar!, ¡ni se te ocurra!
and don't you forget it! → ¡y que no se te olvide esto!
to forget o.s (= lose self-control) → pasarse, propasarse
I forget → no recuerdo, me he olvidado
but I forgot → pero se me olvidó
I'm sorry, I'd completely forgotten! → ¡lo siento, se me había olvidado por completo!
I forgot all about it → se me olvidó por completo
if there's no money, you can forget (all) about the new car → si no hay dinero, puedes olvidarte del nuevo coche
let's forget about it! (in annoyance) → ¡olvidémoslo!, ¡basta!; (in forgiveness) → más vale olvidarlo
forget[fərˈgɛt] [forgot] [fərˈgɒt] (pt) [forgotten] [fərˈgɒtən] (pp)
I've forgotten his name → J'ai oublié son nom.
She's forgotten where she left the car → Elle ne sait plus où elle a laissé la voiture.
to forget to do sth → oublier de faire qch
to forget how to do sth → ne plus savoir faire qch
to forget that ... → oublier que ...
to forget o.s. → se laisser aller
forget it! (= don't worry) → ce n'est rien! (= don't bother) → laisse tomber! (= no way) → n'y compte pas!
not forgetting → sans oublier
forgetpret <forgot>, ptp <forgotten>
forget[fəˈgɛt] (forgot (pt) (forgotten (pp)))
to forget to do sth → dimenticare di fare qc
to forget how to do sth → dimenticare come si fa qc
she never forgets a face → è molto fisionomista
never to be forgotten → indimenticabile
forget it! (fam) → lascia perdere!
to forget o.s. (lose self-control) → perdere la testa