get lost

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search




get lost!

  1. (idiomatic, colloquial, dismissal) Used to tell somebody to go away or leave one alone.




get lost (third-person singular simple present gets lost, present participle getting lost, simple past got lost, past participle (chiefly British) got lost or (North America, archaic in UK) gotten lost)

  1. (intransitive) To lose one's way.
    Don't you have a map? How did we get lost?
    I got lost in his reasoning.
  2. (intransitive) To be absent, to seem to be absent.
    The violins get lost with the rest of the music.
  3. (intransitive, usually in imperative and reported speech) To exit from the scene.
    I don't want to have to tell you again: Get lost!
    After things calmed down, Fred told Jack to just get lost.
    Jack did a good job of getting lost: nobody saw him for 4 years.