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1. To become angry or emotional. Mom is going to lose it when she gets home and finds out that we broke her vase.
2. To lose abilities that one previously had. A: "I used to be so much better at the guitar, but I feel like I'm losing it." B: "Well, have you been practicing?"
3. To vomit. I thought I was going to lose it out on that boat—I felt so seasick!
1. Sl. to empty one's stomach; to vomit. Oh, God! I think I'm going to lose it! Go lose it in the bushes.
2. Sl. to get angry; to lose one's temper. It was too much for him. Ted lost it. I sat there calmly, biting my lip to keep from losing it.
1. If someone loses it, they become extremely angry or upset. I completely lost it. I was shouting and swearing.
2. If someone loses it, they become unable to do something they are usually able to do. He walked on stage, looked out into the audience and just lost it. He forgot the words and started to make up completely different ones.
lose itlose control of your temper or emotions. informal
2004 Independent I talk calmly, and then I lose it and start ranting angrily.
ˈlose it(spoken) be unable to stop yourself from crying, laughing, etc.; become crazy: Then she just lost it completely and started screaming.
1. tv. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. (Collegiate.) Oh, God! I think I’m going to lose it!
2. tv. to get angry; to lose one’s temper; lose control. I sat there calmly, biting my lip to keep from losing it.
1. To become very angry or emotionally upset.
2. To become deranged or mentally disturbed.
3. To become less capable or proficient; decline: He can still play tennis well. He hasn't lost it yet.