lose touch


: to stop communicating with each other : to no longer know what is happening in each other's lives
They were friends in college, but then they moved to different cities and lost touch.
often + with
She lost touch with her college roommate after graduation.
: to stop knowing what is happening, how certain people feel, etc.
usually + with
I read the newspaper every morning so that I don't completely lose touch with what's happening in the world.
She seems to have lost touch with reality and thinks that she can have everything she wants.

Examples of lose touch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During the 2007-08 strike, which hinged on residuals from DVDs and internet content, Fontana marched Manhattan in the dead of winter — as a union man since his doughnut days, and a leader who didn’t want to lose touch. Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post, 1 Sep. 2023 Stumbling out of bed too early is just one of the ways entrepreneurs lose touch with their bodies. Sherry Walling, Fortune Well, 15 Aug. 2023 That somatic return is a common theme in trauma psychology, which suggests that lasting stressors will lead people to intellectualize and lose touch with physicality. Courtney Tenz, Washington Post, 29 June 2023 Why do all these people just completely lose touch? Brad Stulberg, Outside Online, 6 Nov. 2021 Taking Yoruba as an example there are over one million Yoruba people outside of Nigeria, many of whom do not want to lose touch with their heritage so would pay for lessons for themselves or their children. Tommy Williams, Forbes, 12 May 2021 In many ways, leaders who lose touch suffer from the same flaw as Icarus. Ira Bedzow, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 The article makes the case that the extended dearth of in-person interactions has caused many of us to lose touch with those on the periphery of our lives: gym buddies, bartenders who know our name, familiar faces from the office cafeteria. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, 25 Aug. 2022 Other team members become disillusioned, lose touch with the project and disengage as well. Bilal Aijazi, Forbes, 3 June 2022 See More

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“Lose touch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lose%20touch. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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