lose heart

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

  1. To despair; to experience reduced morale.
    • 2008, Sue Grafton, J is for Judgment[1], page 159:
      There's nothing so humbling as being a dunce in a foreign tongue, and if it weren't for her compassion, we'd have lost heart after two weeks.

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