lose one's bearings

lose one's bearings
(to become uncertain of one's position: He's confused me so much that I've lost my bearings completely.) disorientarsi; perdere la bussola

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  • To lose one's bearings — Bearing Bear ing (b[^a]r [i^]ng), n. 1. The manner in which one bears or conducts one s self; mien; behavior; carriage. [1913 Webster] I know him by his bearing. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Patient endurance; suffering without complaint. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lose one's bearings — become disoriented; get lost …   English contemporary dictionary

  • loose one's bearings — lose one s way, get lost; lose track of one s thoughts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lose one's marbles — vb to become deranged or feeble minded, go crazy. Marbles, when referring to male faculties, usually refers to testicles, but in this case one s wits or intelligence are in question. The origin of this phrase is uncertain, in spite of many… …   Contemporary slang

  • bearings — n. orientation 1) to get one s bearings 2) to lose one s bearings * * * under (to bearings under pressure) [ orientation ] to get one s bearings to lose one s bearings bear up > . (D: intr.) to bearings against …   Combinatory 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

  • lose — /loohz/, v., lost, losing. v.t. 1. to come to be without (something in one s possession or care), through accident, theft, etc., so that there is little or no prospect of recovery: I m sure I ve merely misplaced my hat, not lost it. 2. to fail… …   Universalium

  • 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 — verb (lost; losing) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English losian to perish, lose, from los destruction; akin to Old English lēosan to lose; akin to Old Norse losa to loosen, Latin luere to atone for, Greek lyein to loosen, dissolve, destroy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ball bearings — Bearing Bear ing (b[^a]r [i^]ng), n. 1. The manner in which one bears or conducts one s self; mien; behavior; carriage. [1913 Webster] I know him by his bearing. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Patient endurance; suffering without complaint. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To bring one to his bearings — Bearing Bear ing (b[^a]r [i^]ng), n. 1. The manner in which one bears or conducts one s self; mien; behavior; carriage. [1913 Webster] I know him by his bearing. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Patient endurance; suffering without complaint. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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