lose the use of
lose the use of (something)
1. To be unable to use some body part. I lost the use of my eyes when I was only five, so I don't really have a sense of what anything truly looks like. She lost the use of her left leg after it got trapped underneath the wheel of the tractor.
2. To have something taken away from one; to be deprived of something. She lost the use of the PlayStation for failing another test. Repeat offenders will lose the use of their company laptops outside of the office.
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lose the use of something
to be deprived of the use of something. After the accident, I lost the use of my left arm for a few days. Andy lost the use of the car for a week.
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