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- (used to tell someone to go away): beat it, push off, go away, take a hike, piss off, bugger off, clear off, away with you!, vamoose!
- See also Thesaurus:go away
- Telling someone to "get lost!" is slightly more rude than, for example, "beat it!" but less rude or vulgar than "bugger off"; polite ways to ask someone to leave include "please leave me alone" or the more indirect "I need time to myself at the moment".
- Most verbs that may be used to refer to oneself leaving quickly (such as scat or vamoose) can be used as synonyms for "get lost" when said to another person.
- "Getting lost", the state of losing one's bearings, should not be confused with "get lost!".
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)
- (intransitive) To lose one's way.
- Don't you have a map? How did we get lost?
- I got lost in his reasoning.
- (intransitive) To be absent, to seem to be absent.
- The violins get lost with the rest of the music.
- (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.
to appear to be absent