lose one's bearings

Definition of lose one's bearings

  1. :  to become lost The ship lost its bearings in the fog. —often used figuratively I feel I've lost my bearings and do not know what I want to do in my life.

Word by Word Definitions

loseplay
  1. :  damn

    :  to miss from one's possession or from a customary or supposed place

    :  to suffer deprivation of :  part with especially in an unforeseen or accidental manner

bearingbearings
  1. :  the manner in which one behaves or comports oneself :  the manner in which one bears (see 2bear 1c) oneself

    :  the act, power, or time of bringing forth offspring or fruit

    :  a product of bearing :  crop


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