a male given name, form of .
a female given name, form of .
[ger-ig] /ˈgɛr ɪg/
Henry Louis (“Lou”) 1903–41, U.S. baseball player.
a Scot word for love
- Lose touch
Fail to keep in contact or communication, as in The two sisters lost touch years ago, or Please don’t lose touch with me after you move away. [ Late 1800s ] For an antonym, see in touch
- Lose time
1. Operate too slowly. For example, My watch loses time, or This clock loses five minutes a day. This usage is always applied to a timepiece. [ Mid-1800s ] 2. Waste time, delay, as in We wanted to paint the entire porch today, but we lost time trying to find a color that matched the […]
- Lose the thread
Cease to follow the sense of what is said. For example, It was such a long story that I soon lost the thread. This expression uses thread in the sense of “something that connects the various points of a narrative.” [ Mid-1900s ]
- Lose sleep over something
verb phrase To worry overmuch about something; be very anxious about something •Often in the negative: Murray doesn’t seem to have lost a lot of sleep over working without a strong black literary tradition to rely on/ Do you lose sleep over your investments? (1942+)