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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But that question may have been secondary to his primary aim to "make sense out of the American darkness that disconnects colored fathers from sons, a darkness in which sons and fathers lose track of one another.
It s easily done to lose track of one or more of these pots, companies merging or being acquired, rebranding or failing to notify a provider of change of address can also make it difficult for former employees to locate their pensions.
At the bustling port of Antwerp in Belgium, where Ferrigno is based, officials acknowledge that they lose track of one in every four cargo containers carrying waste.
If you have three or more tasks you lose track of one task.
But as this is done, people can not lose track of one hugely important piece of information that they do not know nearly enough about--how many students who start high school actually graduate.