lose contact with

lose contact (with one)

To unintentionally decrease frequency of communication (with one) over time until no further contact takes place. Unfortunately, my college roommate and I lost contact over the years, so I have no idea how she's doing now. I lost contact with Tina after she moved to Alaska. The last I heard, she was still living out there.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

lose contact with someone or something

 and lose touch with someone or something
[for communication with someone or a group] to fail or fade away; to let one's friendship or relationship with someone or a group lapse. I hope I don't lose contact with you. I don't want to lose touch with my old friends.
See also: contact, lose
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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