lose (someone or something) in (some place)

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lose (someone or something) in (some place)

To misplace or mislay someone or something in some particular location. I lost my phone in the airport somewhere. My parents actually lost me in a supermarket when I was two.
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lose something in something

to misplace something in something. I lost my wallet in the barn. Did someone lose something in the dining room?
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*lost in something

enveloped in something; engrossed in something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) Ed sat under the tree, lost in reverie. Excuse me. I didn't hear you. I was lost in my own thoughts.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

lose in

To cause someone, especially oneself, to become so mentally involved in something as to lose all awareness of everything else: After a hard day at work, I went home and lost myself in a book. I tried to ask her a question, but she was lost in thought.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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