Definition of lose one's bearings
- The ship lost its bearings in the fog.
- I feel I've lost my bearings and do not know what I want to do in my life.
: to bring to destruction
: to miss from one's possession or from a customary or supposed place
: the manner in which one behaves or comports oneself : the manner in which one bears (see 2bear 2f) oneself
: the act, power, or time of bringing forth offspring or fruit
: a product of bearing : crop
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