unlearn

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verb un·learn \ˌən-ˈlərn\

Definition of unlearn

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to put out of one's knowledge or memory

  3. 2 :  to undo the effect of :  discard the habit of

Examples of unlearn in a sentence

  1. It is hard to unlearn bad habits.

  2. <let's hope that over the summer I don't unlearn everything I learned over the course of this past year>

15th Century

First Known Use of unlearn

15th century


UNLEARN Defined for English Language Learners

unlearn

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verb un·learn \ˌən-ˈlərn\

Definition of unlearn for English Language Learners

  • : to forget and stop doing (something, such as a habit) in a deliberate way because it is bad or incorrect



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