unget

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From un- +‎ get; compare unbeget.

Verb[edit]

unget ‎(third-person singular simple present ungets, present participle ungetting, simple past and past participle ungot)

  1. (transitive) To cause to be unbegotten or unborn, or as if unbegotten or unborn.
    • Sheridan
      I'll disown you, I'll disinherit you, I'll unget you.
  2. (transitive) To unacquire; relinquish; release; get rid of; lose; lose hold of; forget
    • 1893, THE PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES - Page 1491:
      [...] many of his co-disciples not only equal to one another but equal to anything. He felt himself in the position that having got the conviction he did not see how he was to unget it.
    • 2012, Scott Rothkopf, Wade Guyton OS - Page 27:
      One senses from the paintings that followed his first explosion of production that he hoped to unget the hang of something he'd just gotten the hang of, to whittle down even further his self-professed paucity of conceptual and manual means.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

unget

  1. third-person singular future active indicative of ungō