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lose touch

Fail to keep in contact or communication, as in The two sisters lost touch years ago, or Please don't lose touch with me after you move away. [ Late 1800s ]
For an antonym, see in touch
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  • Both of the Terrans feared to fall behind, to lose touch with that guide.

    Storm Over Warlock Andre Norton
  • Planets and systems will lose touch with Terra and with one another.

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
  • It was just at this point that the two races began to lose touch with each other.

  • His shortness of supplies forced him at last to lose touch of the enemy.

    Famous Sea Fights John Richard Hale
  • I cannot afford to lose touch with the troops, as it is upon them that I base all my hopes.

    The Russian Turmoil

    Anton Ivanovich Denikin
  • The pressure of her emotions was too strong to let her lose touch with consciousness.

    Joan Thursday

    Louis Joseph Vance
  • How did she happen to lose touch so completely with her family?

  • The nation which lives by the newspaper will lose touch with the past.

  • You lose touch with it and with those whom you knew there—except when they think of you.

    The Crow's Nest Clarence Day, Jr.

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