lose one's temper

Definition of lose one's temper

:to get angry
  • I lost my temper (with him) and yelled at him.

Word by Word Definitions

lose play
  1. : to bring to destruction

  2. : damn

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

temper play
  1. : heat of mind or emotion : proneness to anger : passion

  2. : calmness of mind : composure

  3. : state of feeling or frame of mind at a particular time usually dominated by a single strong emotion

  1. : to dilute, qualify, or soften by the addition or influence of something else : moderate

  2. : to anneal or toughen (glass) by a process of gradually heating and cooling

  3. : to harden (a material, such as steel) by reheating and cooling in oil


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