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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lose it mean? 

LOSE IT (verb)
  The verb LOSE IT has 1 sense:

1. lose control of one's emotions

  Familiarity information: LOSE IT used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

LOSE IT (verb)

Sense 1lose it [BACK TO TOP]


Lose control of one's emotions

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling


lose it; break down; snap

Context examples:

When she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely / When her baby died, she snapped

Hypernyms (to "lose it" is one way to...):

act; behave; do (behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "lose it"):

dissolve (lose control emotionally)

die (be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame)

fall apart; go to pieces (lose one's emotional or mental composure)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue lose it

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