lose one's place

Definition of lose one's place

  1. 1 :  to give up a particular position in a line especially of people or vehicles I had to use the bathroom, but I didn't want to lose my place in line.

  2. 2 :  to fail to keep track of the particular point that one has reached in a book, magazine, etc. She dropped the magazine on the floor and lost her place.

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

placeplay
  1. :  physical environment :  space

    :  a way for admission or transit

    :  physical surroundings :  atmosphere

  1. :  to put in or as if in a particular place or position :  set

    :  to present for consideration

    :  to put in a particular state


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up lose one's place? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!