lose contact (with one)

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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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lose contact with someone or something

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[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.
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Losing contact between the insurer and the insured is a totally avoidable situation.
Al Yah 3, the UAEs third communication satellite developed by Mubadala-owned Yahsat, was successfully launched on Friday despite initial fears of losing contact with the rocket.
In 2006, NASA re-established communication with a satellite nearly two years after losing contact with the spacecraft.
SUBIC -- A fisherman from this town has been reported missing near the Scarborough Shoal since Monday (May 23) after losing contact with other fishermen.
local time bound for Singapore before losing contact with air traffic control at 7:24 a.m.
Air Algerie flight AH5017 disappeared from radar contact while flying from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers, with authorities losing contact with the passenger jet around an hour after it took off from Burkina Faso.
Natalie Griffiths, 24, of Rhiw Las in Brackla, Bridgend, had been trying in vain to get back in touch with her father, Steven Paynter, after losing contact with him at a very young age.
AOne of the hardest split-up changes is losing contact with mutual friends, so do go on seeing them both, perhaps separately, in turn.
People in their 20s and 30s are losing contact with close friends due to the hassle of organising get togethers.
Rita Payne had almost given up hope of ever seeing Ron again after losing contact with him when he went to Australia.
There is no excuse for losing contact with people because of distance.
According to the airline, flight QZ 8501 left the Indonesia city of Surabaya bound for Singapore before losing contact with air traffic control at 7:24 a.m.
According to a senior US military source with intimate knowledge of the Sentinel drone, the aircraft is likely to have "wandered" into Iranian air space after losing contact with its handlers and is presumed to be intact since it is programmed to fly level and find a place to land, rather than crashing.
She is the Dutch suction dredger Beverwijk 30 which careered onto the rocks on the seaward side of the pier after losing contact with her tug.