to lose one's footing definition, to lose one's footing meaning | English dictionary




      vb   , loses, losing, lost   mainly tr  
1    to part with or come to be without, as through theft, accident, negligence, etc.  
2    to fail to keep or maintain  
to lose one's balance     
3    to suffer the loss or deprivation of  
to lose a parent     
4    to cease to have or possess  
5    to fail to get or make use of  
to lose a chance     
6    also intr   to fail to gain or win (a contest, game, etc.)  
to lose the match     
7    to fail to see, hear, perceive, or understand  
I lost the gist of his speech     
8    to waste  
to lose money gambling     
9    to wander from so as to be unable to find  
to lose one's way     
10    to cause the loss of  
his delay lost him the battle     
11    to allow to go astray or out of sight  
we lost him in the crowd     
12    usually passive   to absorb or engross  
he was lost in contemplation     
13    usually passive   to cause the death or destruction of  
two men were lost in the attack     
14    to outdistance or elude  
he soon lost his pursuers     
15    intr   to decrease or depreciate in value or effectiveness  
poetry always loses in translation     
16    also intr   (of a timepiece) to run slow (by a specified amount)  
the clock loses ten minutes every day     
17    (of a physician) to fail to sustain the life of (a patient)  
18    (of a woman) to fail to give birth to (a viable baby), esp. as the result of a miscarriage  
19      (Motor racing, slang)   to lose control of (the car), as on a bend  
he lost it going into Woodcote     
     (Old English losian to perish; related to Old English -leosan as in forleosan to forfeit. Compare loose)  
  losable      adj  
  losableness      n  

lose out  
1    intr, adv   to be defeated or unsuccessful  
2    lose out on   to fail to secure or make use of  
we lost out on the sale     
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to lose one's temper
very familiar
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
be kept waiting
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
make a lot of efforts to understand something
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.
snubbing people by using one's mobile phone
[Neologism] portmanteau word : phone + snubbing
go for something, take one's chances
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
posting a picture of one's pet on social media, with a sign describing the animal's wrongdoing
more specific: cat shaming or dog shaming
symbolically killing one’s internet unique identity.
a poetic or humorous way of expressing one's fervent wish for somehting
oh for a bit of sunshine!
a photo of one's suntanned legs usually taken with a smartphone and shared on social media
[Neologism] combination of "legs" and "selfie". Legsies are commonly used to brag about one's vacation
the fear of being unable to use one's mobile phone
This can happen when losing the device, when out of battery, credit or network coverage
dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".
to get rid of one's frustration (for example by doing something violent or impulsive)
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
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