lose it
phrasal 1. to lose touch with reality; also to go crazy 2. to become overwhelmed with strong emotion ; lose one's composure <
so angry I almost lost it
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  • lose it — ► lose it informal lose control of one s temper or emotions. Main Entry: ↑lose …   English terms dictionary

  • Lose It — Infobox Single Name = Lose It Border = yes Artist = Supergrass Album = I Should Coco B side = nowrap begin Caught By The Fuzz (Acoustic) nowrap end Released = March 1995 (US) Format = 7 Recorded = Sawmills Studio 1994 Genre = Britpop Length =… …   Wikipedia

  • lose it — verb lose control of one s emotions When she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely When her baby died, she snapped • Syn: ↑break down, ↑snap • Derivationally related forms: ↑breakdown (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lose it — 1. tv. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. (Collegiate.) □ Oh, God! I think I’m going to lose it! □ Go lose it in the bushes. 2. tv. to get angry; to lose one’s temper. □ It was too much for him. Ted lost it. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • lose it — I. become angry, lose your cool    When he criticized you, I started to lose it. I almost hit him. II. lose the ability to think clearly, become forgetful    After 35 years of teaching, he was losing it. He was confused …   English idioms

  • lose it — to become very angry. He was afraid he was going to lose it, so he cut the meeting short. Related vocabulary: lose your/its grip …   New idioms dictionary

  • lose it — verb a) To be explosively angry; to lose ones temper. When my dad found out I had failed the exams, he just lost it. b) To lose control of a situation. Syn: blow ones top, go ape, go apeshit …   Wiktionary

  • Lose it — 1. no longer have that quality which made one specially able or talented; 2. lose control of one s temper: Mum really lost it when I pranged the car ; 3. lose control of a vehicle: lost it big time coming round that last bend ; 4. lose the plot …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • lose it — Australian Slang 1. no longer have that quality which made one specially able or talented; 2. lose control of one s temper: Mum really lost it when I pranged the car ; 3. lose control of a vehicle: lost it big time coming round that last bend ; 4 …   English dialects glossary

  • lose it — vb 1. to lose one s temper or control over oneself 2. See lose the plot …   Contemporary slang

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