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lose touch (third-person singular simple present loses touch, present participle losing touch, simple past and past participle lost touch)

  1. (idiomatic) To lose contact (with).
    Friends that I had lost touch with years ago suddenly found me again.
    At times, people with psychotic disorders lose touch with reality.
  2. (idiomatic, Britain) Alternative form of lose one's touch.
    • 1990, House of Cards, Season 1, Episode 1:
      Francis Urquhart: I think Lord Billsborough is starting to lose touch a bit.
      Tim Stamper: Shame. Used to be a hell of an operator in his day.

Usage notesEdit

When the verb is applied to an item with which one has lost contact, the item is usually accompanied by the preposition "with".


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