neglect to (do something)

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neglect to (do something)

1. To leave some action or obligation undone or uncompleted. Tom, you neglected to fill in these sections in the application. Please don't neglect to cash that check today.
2. To omit to complete some expected or required duty. We were wondering why you neglected to inform the board of your decision. A: "Didn't she tell you she was leaving?" B: "No, she neglected to share that information with me."
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neglect to do something

to fail to do something. I hope you do not neglect to lock the door. He neglected to water the plants.
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The Director of the Observatory gathered up the manuscript and went away, explaining that it needed correction; he had neglected to dot an m.
As if satisfied with the toil of marching through the wilderness to encounter his enemy, the French general, though of approved skill, had neglected to seize the adjacent mountains; whence the besieged might have been exterminated with impunity, and which, in the more modern warfare of the country, would not have been neglected for a single hour.
"This is why it's so important for anyone suspecting a child of being neglected to contact the NSPCC Helpline, so we can alert the authorities to quickly step in and help those in need."
"This is why it is so important for anyone suspecting a child of being neglected to contact the NSPCC Helpline so we can alert the authorities to quickly step in and help those in need.
In the North East, the list included: Encore Envelopes Ltd, in Washington, who neglected to pay PS2,060.09 to a worker; Deborah Adcock, trading as LJ Beauty & Hair, in Seaham, County Durham, who neglected to pay PS463.60 to a worker; Assad Madani, trading as Donapapa Pizza, in Durham City, who neglected to pay PS101.64 to a worker; Karen Aitken, trading as Angel Hair Design, in Darlington, who neglected to pay PS703.33 to a worker; Inn2inns Ltd, in Middlesbrough, who neglected to pay PS323.10 to two workers; C&R Tyres Ltd, in Kelso, who failed to pay PS2,261.60 to three workers.
The list included: Encore Envelopes Ltd, |Washington, who neglected to pay PS2,060 to a worker.
Assad Madani, of Dona-|papa Pizza, in Durham City, who neglected to pay PS101 to a worker.
Karen Aitken, trading |as Angel Hair Design, in Darlington, who neglected to pay PS703 to a worker.
2 : to fail to do or look after especially because of carelessness <She neglected to say goodbye.>
However, I was disappointed he neglected to discuss the alternative for Israel after its soldiers were seized by Hezbollah on Israeli land.
In spite of the prosperity, they have neglected to solve the nation's Social Security problem.
The AP writer called him a "passionate anti-communist" but neglected to point out that Alvarez had spent years hobnobbing with the fascists and ultraright terrorists who made up the membership rosters of the World Anti-Communist League and its affiliated organization, the Latin American Anti-Communist Confederation (CAL).
guerrillas and other suspected subversives but neglected to point out that he was most famous for stream, lining Honduras' death squads and uniting them under his control.
The employers named in Wales are: Vivienne O'Connor, trading as MD's Hair and Beauty Studio, Colwyn Bay, which neglected to pay PS1,752.96 to a worker; Shapes Hair Ltd, Newport neglected to pay PS5,771.54 to a worker; Alistair Donaldson t/a Donaldson Plastering, Swansea neglected to pay PS123.79 to a worker; Philip A Warren t/a Cherry Tree Autos, Treharris neglected to pay PS36.63 to a worker; Linda Glennon t/a Hair Matters, Wrexham neglected to pay PS807.58 to two workers.
Excluding smacking, the survey showed 18.6% had been physically attacked by an adult, sexually abused, or severely neglected to the point of bruising or broken bones.