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lose control

This page is about the collocation lose control

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to no longer be in control of something

For example

  • It's easy to lose control of your car when the roads are slippery.

  • If their teacher hadn't lost control, the kids would've been sitting quietly at their desks.

Note:
Related collocations with opposite meanings include "keep control" and "gain control"

Quick Quiz

After losing control of her dog, the owner

a. ran after it

b. bit somebody

c. had to be trained

Contributor: Matt Errey