lose touch

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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 fall out of contact with, to cease to communicate with.
    Suddenly, friends found me again that I had lost touch with years ago.
  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 notes[edit]

When followed by the object with whom one has lost touch, the phrase is usually followed by the preposition "with".