lose contact with

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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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References in classic literature ?
Bolkonski only tried not to lose touch with it, and looked around bewildered and unable to grasp what was happening in front of him.
The nephew of one of the standard Victorian novelists, Mainhall bobbed about among the various literary cliques of London and its outlying suburbs, careful to lose touch with none of them.
A wave of languid warmth overtook her, she seemed to lose touch with the ground under her feet; and when she felt him slip his hand under her arm she made no attempt to disengage herself from that grasp which closed upon her limb, insinuating and firm.
Washington, June 14 ( ANI ): A new research has revealed that people tend to do bad things and lose touch with their personal moral beliefs when they are in groups.
It's the kind of thing that causes local communities to lose touch with their police officers - and that is something that must not be allowed to happen.
A spokesman for www.onepoll.com, which did the study, said: "It's sad Brits feel they can only rely on three friends and that we lose touch with so many.
A spokesman for the pollsters said: "It's sad Brits feel they can only rely on three friends and that we lose touch with so many.
They will lose touch with their immediate environment, lose touch with the older members of their community who can enrich their education.
Rather than close the door and lose touch with your staff, why not make it clear that employees can approach you with their inquiries and concerns only at certain times of the day or week?
To be preaching abstinence when 90 percent of people are having sex is in essence to lose touch with reality.
"If you're going to win, you have to immerse yourself, but the danger of that is you lose touch with how sport works.
When we fail to recall these sacred ties, we lose touch with the onrushing stream of consciousness that flows through memory from generation to generation.
People taking LSD may also lose touch with reality.
The John Boste Youth Centre in Walker was set up after young people in the area expressed concern that they would lose touch with primary school friends once they moved on to secondary education.
A taxi driver who scooped more than pounds 14 million on the National Lottery vowed yesterday he would never again lose touch with his long-lost son after they enjoyed an emotional reunion and shared a few celebratory pints.