forget for∙get verb (for∙got for∙got∙ten ) ›› EVENTS / FACTS 事情;事实 1. forget (about) sth (not usually used in the progressive tenses 通常不用于进行时) to be unable to remember sth that has happened in the past or information that you knew in the past • 忘记;遗忘: ▪ [V]
»Iˈd completely forgotten about the money he owed me.
»Before I forget, there was a call from Italy for you.
▪ [VN]
»I never forget a face.
»Who could forget his speech at last yearˈs party?
▪ [V (that)]
»She keeps forgetting (that) Iˈm not a child any more.
»I was forgetting (= I had forgotten) (that) youˈve been here before.
▪ [V wh-]
»Iˈve forgotten where they live exactly.
»I forget how much they paid for it.
▪ [V -ing]
»Iˈll never forget hearing this piece of music for the first time.
▪ [VN that]
»It should not be forgotten that people used to get much more exercise.
▪ [also VN -ing] ›› TO DO STH 做某事 2. forget (about) sth to not remember to do sth that you ought to do, or to bring or buy sth that you ought to bring or buy • 忘记做(或带、买等): ▪ [V]
»ˈWhy werenˈt you at the meeting?ˈ ˈSorry—I forgot.ˈ
"你为什么没有参加会议?" "对不起,我忘了。"
▪ [V to inf]
»Take care, and donˈt forget to write.
»I forgot to ask him for his address.
▪ [VN]
»I forgot my purse (= I did not remember to bring it).
»ˈHey, donˈt forget me (= donˈt leave without me) !ˈ
»Arenˈt you forgetting something? (= I think you have forgotten to do sth)
【HELP】You cannot use forget if you want to mention the place where you have left something: Iˈve left my book at home. ◊ Iˈve forgotten my book at home. • 把东西忘在某处不用 forget:Iˈve left my book at home. 不作 Iˈve forgotten my book at home. ›› STOP THINKING ABOUT STH 不再想 3. forget (about) sb / sth to deliberately stop thinking about sb / sth • 不再想;不再把…放在心上: ▪ [V]
»Try to forget about what happened.
»Could you possibly forget about work for five minutes?
▪ [VN]
»Forget him!
»Letˈs forget our differences and be friends.
▪ [V (that)]
»Forget (that) I said anything!
4. forget (about) sth to stop thinking that sth is a possibility • 不再考虑…的可能: ▪ [V]
»If I lose this job, we can forget about buying a new car.
▪ [VN]
»ˈI was hoping you might be able to lend me the money.ˈ ˈYou can forget that!ˈ
"我希望你能借钱给我。" "打消这个念头吧!"
›› YOURSELF 自己 5. [VN] forget yourself to behave in a way that is not socially acceptable • (举止)不得体:
»Iˈm forgetting myself. I havenˈt offered you a drink yet!
【IDIOMS】 and donˈt (you) forˈget it •(informal) used to tell sb how they should behave, especially when they have been behaving in a way you do not like • 可别忘了;你可给我记住;你给我老实点:
»Youˈre a suspect, not a detective, and donˈt you forget it.
forˈget it (informal) 1. used to tell sb that sth is not important and that they should not worry about it • 没关系;不必在意:
»ˈI still owe you for lunch yesterday.ˈ ˈForget it.ˈ
"昨天午饭我还欠着你呢。" "算了吧!"
2. used to tell sb that you are not going to repeat what you said • (表示不想重复说过的话)别提它了:
»ˈNow, what were you saying about John?ˈ ˈForget it, it doesnˈt matter.ˈ
"嗳,你刚才说约翰什么来着?" "别提了,那无关紧要。"
3. used to emphasize that you are saying ˈnoˈ to sth • 休想;不可能:
»ˈAny chance of you helping out here?ˈ ˈForget it, Iˈve got too much to do.ˈ
"这儿你能帮个忙吗?" "不可能,我还有一大堆活要干呢。"
4. used to tell sb to stop talking about sth because they are annoying you • 住嘴;别再烦人地说下去了:
»Just forget it, will you!
not forgetting... • (BrE) used to include sth in the list of things that you have just mentioned • 还包括:
»I share the house with Jim, Ian and Sam, not forgetting Spike, the dog.
--› more at forgive
* * *
vt. 忘記, 忽略
vi. 忘記, 忘形, 忘乎所以

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