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lost

[lawst, lost] /lɔst, lɒst/
adjective
1.
no longer possessed or retained:
lost friends.
2.
no longer to be found:
lost articles.
3.
having gone astray or missed the way; bewildered as to place, direction, etc.:
lost children.
4.
not used to good purpose, as opportunities, time, or labor; wasted:
a lost advantage.
5.
being something that someone has failed to win:
a lost prize.
6.
ending in or attended with defeat:
a lost battle.
7.
destroyed or ruined:
lost ships.
8.
preoccupied; rapt:
He seems lost in thought.
9.
distracted; distraught; desperate; hopeless:
the lost look of a man trapped and afraid.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
10.
simple past tense and past participle of lose.
Idioms
11.
get lost, Slang.
  1. to absent oneself:
    I think I'll get lost before an argument starts.
  2. to stop being a nuisance:
    If they call again, tell them to get lost.
12.
lost to,
  1. no longer belonging to.
  2. no longer possible or open to:
    The opportunity was lost to him.
  3. insensible to:
    lost to all sense of duty.
Related forms
unlost, adjective
Synonyms
1. forfeited, gone, missing. 3. confused, perplexed. 4. squandered.
Antonyms
1. found.
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British Dictionary definitions for get lost

lost

/lɒst/
adjective
1.
unable to be found or recovered
2.
unable to find one's way or ascertain one's whereabouts
3.
confused, bewildered, or helpless: he is lost in discussions of theory
4.
(sometimes foll by on) not utilized, noticed, or taken advantage of (by): rational arguments are lost on her
5.
no longer possessed or existing because of defeat, misfortune, or the passage of time: a lost art
6.
destroyed physically: the lost platoon
7.
(foll by to) no longer available or open (to)
8.
(foll by to) insensible or impervious (to a sense of shame, justice, etc)
9.
(foll by in) engrossed (in): he was lost in his book
10.
morally fallen: a lost woman
11.
damned: a lost soul
12.
(usually imperative) (informal) get lost, go away and stay away
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Word Origin and History for get lost

lost

adj.

"defeated," c.1300; "wasted, spent in vain," c.1500; also "no longer to be found" (1520s), from past participle of lose. Lost Cause in reference to the Southern U.S. bid for independence is from the title of E.A. Pollard's history of the CSA and the rebellion (1866). Lost Generation in reference to the period 1914-18 first attested 1926 in Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises," where he credits it to Gertrude Stein.

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Slang definitions & phrases for get lost

get lost

interjection

An exclamation of severe and abrupt rejection; drop dead

verb phrase

To leave; depart; scram • Usually an exasperated command: If the cops or I ask her a direct question, she'll tell us to get lost (1940s+)


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Idioms and Phrases with get lost

get lost

Go away, as in Get lost, we don't want you around. This rather rude slangy imperative dates from the 1940s.
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