lose (one's) spirit

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lose (one's) spirit

To lose one's vigor, energy, hope, or resolve; to become resigned or complacent. The underdog team had a shot at winning the game early on, but they seem to have lost their spirit at this point. You've come so far with your law degree. Don't lose spirit now!
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The home side did not lose spirit however and mounted an attack that gained them a scrum 10 metres out.
Vorm insisted Swansea cannot lose spirit after the hype had suggested they had a chance of toppling United at the start of their title defence.