lose your bearings

lose your bearings
to become confused about where you are and where other things are

I lost my bearings and ended up at the entrance again.


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  • lose your bearings — phrase to become confused about where you are and where other things are I lost my bearings and ended up at the entrance again. Thesaurus: to find out where you are or where you are goingsynonym Main entry: bearing * * * lose your bearings : to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lose your bearings — Old skateboarders never die, they just lose their bearings …   English expressions

  • get your bearings — get (your) bearings to feel sure of your abilities. Lonely and upset, she moved in with her parents to try to get her bearings. Usage notes: the opposite meaning is expressed by lose your bearings: For a short time after my mother died, my father …   New idioms dictionary

  • lose — W1S1 [lu:z] v past tense and past participle lost [lɔst US lo:st] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(stop having attitude/quality etc)¦ 2¦(not win)¦ 3¦(cannot find something)¦ 4¦(stop having something)¦ 5¦(death)¦ 6¦(money)¦ 7 have nothing to lose 8¦(time)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lose — /lu:z/ verb past tense and past participle lost /lst/ 1 NOT HAVE ANY MORE (T) to stop having something that is important to you or that you need: I can t afford to lose my job, I have a family to support. | I lost a lot of money on that deal. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • get bearings — get (your) bearings to feel sure of your abilities. Lonely and upset, she moved in with her parents to try to get her bearings. Usage notes: the opposite meaning is expressed by lose your bearings: For a short time after my mother died, my father …   New idioms dictionary

  • lose — v. (past and past part. lost) 1 tr. be deprived of or cease to have, esp. by negligence or misadventure. 2 tr. a be deprived of (a person, esp. a close relative) by death. b suffer the loss of (a baby) in childbirth. 3 tr. become unable to find;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bearing n — lose your bearings …   English expressions

  • bearing — [[t]be͟ərɪŋ[/t]] ♦♦♦ bearings 1) PHRASE: V inflects If something has a bearing on a situation or event, it is relevant to it. Experts generally agree that diet has an important bearing on your general health... My father s achievements really don …   English dictionary

  • bearing — bear|ing [ˈbeərıŋ US ˈber ] n 1.) have a/some/no etc bearing on sth to have an effect or influence on something, or not have any effect or influence ▪ Exercise has a direct bearing on how healthy you are. 2.) lose your bearings a) to become… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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