lost1 [ lɔst ] adjective **
▸ 1 not knowing your way
▸ 2 when you cannot find something
▸ 3 no longer existing
▸ 4 time/chances: wasted
▸ 5 not relaxed/confident
▸ 6 completely destroyed
▸ 7 killed
▸ 8 not noticing environment
▸ 9 unable to understand something
1. ) not knowing where you are or how to get to where you want to go:
We're completely lost.
get lost: They decided to drive to New York and ended up getting lost.
2. ) if something is lost, you cannot find it:
The keys are lost somewhere in the house.
3. ) only before noun not existing anymore or not likely to exist anymore:
The strike has cost the airline $3 million in lost revenue.
a poem about lost innocence
4. ) lost time or chances have been wasted:
The team's season has been littered with missed opportunities and lost chances.
5. ) not usually before noun not feeling confident or relaxed because you are in a new situation, for example with a group of people whom you do not know:
Mark looked a little lost among all those trendy designers.
Nothing was the same any more. I felt lost.
6. ) completely destroyed:
The group is working to preserve old buildings that could otherwise be lost.
7. ) killed, especially while fighting in the military:
lost in battle: a memorial to all soldiers lost in battle
lost at sea: a ceremony to commemorate those lost at sea in World War Two
8. ) never before noun too interested in something or concentrating so hard on it that you do not notice other things around you:
lost in something: Grayson became lost in the music.
lost in thought: Martin was lost in thought and did not hear the door open.
lost to the world: Look at them watching their video. Completely lost to the world!
9. ) never before noun unable to understand something because it is extremely complicated:
I was completely lost after the first paragraph.
all is not lost SPOKEN
used for saying that a situation is not good but there is still a chance of success
get/become lost (in something)
to be forgotten or not be dealt with because there are many other things to think about at the same time:
These are very important issues that must not get lost in all the details.
get lost SPOKEN
1. ) used for telling someone rudely to go away
2. ) used for telling someone rudely that you are annoyed by something they have just said:
Why don't you ask Jimmy to come too? Get lost! Look what happened last time!
lost for words
to be so surprised, shocked, etc. that you do not know what to say
lost on someone
if something is lost on someone, they do not understand it or are not influenced by it:
The joke was lost on Alex.
lost without
very sad or unable to deal with something without the help of someone or something:
His wife handles all the finances he'd be lost without her.
Tim loves that dog he'd be lost without it.
make up for lost time
1. ) to spend a lot of time doing something because you did not have the chance to do it before:
After 30 years apart the sisters were eager to make up for lost time.
2. ) to do something more quickly or more often because something prevented you from making progress before:
The project was delayed for two weeks so we're trying to make up for lost time.
make up/recover lost ground
to become successful again after having been delayed or having had problems:
Logan hopes to recover lost ground this season after a series of disappointing defeats.
lost 2
the past tense and past participle of lose

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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