forget, verb transitive

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Influenced by Afrikaans vergeet to leave behind.
To leave (something) behind (somewhere), unintentionally or through a lapse of memory.
Note:
Also U.S. English.
1916 S. Black in S. Gray Three Plays (1984) 218Van K: Did you get them? Van Slaap: Good Lord, yes — I’ve forgotten them in the taxi.
1970 Beeton & Dorner in Eng. Usage in Sn Afr. Vol.1 No.2, 6‘I forgot my book at home’..in the sense of ‘I left my book at home’;..prob Afk inf ‘Ek het my boek by die huis vergeet’.
1973 S. Afr. Panorama Dec. 34A friend borrowed them and forgot them outside on the lawn. They were stolen, of course, and the child’s anguish knew no bounds.
1974 A.P. Brink Looking on Darkness 92That afternoon the whole yard was searched for the lost book. It would have been so easy to tell Willem: ‘You forgot it outside, so I kept it for you.’ But I remained silent.
1985 Drum July 25My dad..says his prayers every morning and every evening...But even he has experienced what it is like to sleep in a police cell. All because he forgot his passbook at home.
To leave (something) behind (somewhere), unintentionally or through a lapse of memory.

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