Definition of lose touch in English:

lose touch


  • 1Cease to be in communication.

    ‘I lost touch with him when he joined the Air Force’
    • ‘I do not know what he was involved in, because I had lost touch with him, but I learnt he was gunned down in an encounter in Baroda early into his career in crime.’
    • ‘A very jovial and likeable man Tom never lost touch with home and came back on regular visits when he enjoyed meeting up with his old neighbours and friends.’
    • ‘I went down to 5 ½ stone weight and I lost touch with friends and family.’
    • ‘I'd lost touch with him, and was meaning to look him up.’
    • ‘With so many people evacuated in so many directions, families have become separated and people have lost touch with their loved ones.’
    • ‘Soon the cattle were sold and, over time, the farmer's wife lost touch with the farming community around her.’
    • ‘Most of the people who are going through this now had already lost touch with the only community they'd ever known.’
    • ‘Since becoming single again, I've been making an effort to get back in touch with old friends I'd stupidly lost touch with.’
    • ‘I've somehow lost touch with the rest of my family over the years.’
    • ‘It was after - I lost touch with Erik for a few months, probably six months.’
    contact, communication, correspondence, connection, association
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  • 2Cease to be aware or informed.

    ‘we cannot lose touch with political reality’
    • ‘It has become so narrow in its inner-city focus it has lost touch with its working-class roots in the bush as well as outer-metropolitan areas.’
    • ‘They are very keen that their children should not lose touch with their culture.’
    • ‘Vanessa discusses several months after Layla's death how western society has lost touch with rituals that express mourning.’
    • ‘A furious Selby burglary victim said today that Britain's law lords had lost touch with reality after calling for more lenient sentences for offenders.’
    • ‘Yet, Nani never felt that she was anything other than Indonesian, as her parents constantly reminded her that although they lived in a foreign country that did not mean that they had an excuse to lose touch with their origins.’
    • ‘We've lost touch with the first principle of any democratic community: Live and let live.’
    • ‘It is the fate of modernism that we repeatedly lose touch with nature, the environment, the planet.’
    • ‘The speech sure sounded like a clunker to me, but Hugh was there, and it may be that I've simply lost touch with the Democratic mindset.’
    • ‘Her hard work has paid off but she has traveled so far from her essence in the process that she feels she has lost touch with herself and lost touch with life.’
    • ‘According to this other picture, we in the West have lost touch with our humanity and with the community-mindedness of our ancestors.’