lose track of (someone or something)

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lose track of (someone or something)

1. To lose visibility of, forget about, misplace, or neglect to pay close attention to something. I'm sorry I'm late—we were having so much fun that I completely lost track of time. Do you know what time the party starts? I've lost track of my invitation. I was watching the bird through my binoculars until I lost track of it in the canopy.
2. To unintentionally decrease frequency of communication with someone over time until no further contact takes place. Unfortunately, I lost track of my college roommate, so I have no idea how she's doing now.
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lose track (of someone or something)

to lose contact with someone; to forget where something is. I lost track of all my friends from high school. Tom has lost track of his glasses again.
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lose track

see under keep track.
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lose track of something/someone

COMMON If you lose track of something or someone, you no longer know what is happening to them or where they are. His family lost track of him under his new name. You may have wondered how the fund's administrators could lose track of £20 million. We were chatting and we just lost track of the time.
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NEARLY a third of Britons say apps are making their finances worse either by encouraging them to spend more or meaning they lose track of their outgoings, a survey has found.
But despite all provided facilities and marks, sometimes people lose track of their companions in the massive crowd.
Minister for Pensions Steve Webb said: With people having an average of 11 different jobs during the course of their working lives, it can be very easy to lose track of pensions they may have built up with previous employers.
In fact there are so many gimmicks to play with, it's quite easy to lose track of time.
her er smiling c n f d t y lose Most parents know what it is like to briefly lose track of a child.
Younger people are more likely to lose track of a pension, with 37% of the respondents aged 18-44 already having experienced this.
Let people do what they want to do, but I do think that a new normal sometimes starts to exist where the cosmetic surgery itself starts to look normal, and we lose track of what a real face is like," she added.
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ACCORDING to a report by global payments technology company Visa, Indian consumers on an average lose track of Rs 383 per week in cash spending, adding up to almost Rs 20,000 per year.
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The group found people were most likely to lose track of their spending while grocery shopping, with 51 per cent claiming to have got through more cash than they realised.
Kramer's deep, rich voice sometimes seems a bit too heavy in depicting the anguished, sensitive Tucker, but he never lets listeners lose track of Tucker as a driven professional and loving father.
Since I was climbing these trees all the time, I would lose track of the fact that one of them was dangerous.