lose count (of something)


lose count (of something)
lose count (of something) phrase
used for emphasizing that something has happened very many times

I’ve lost count of the number of interviews I’ve given.

Thesaurus: often and many timessynonym
Main entry: count

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lose count (of sth) idiom
to forget the total of sth before you have finished counting it

I lost count and had to start again.

She had lost count of the number of times she'd told him to be careful

(= she could not remember because there were so many)

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Main entry:countidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • lose count — To fail to keep count (of) • • • Main Entry: ↑count * * * forget how many of something there are, esp. because the number is so high I ve lost count of the hundreds of miles I ve covered * * * lose count : to forget a number or total I ve lost… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lose count — verb to forget the number of times that something has happened I have lost count of the number of girls I have kissed …   Wiktionary

  • count — count1 [ kaunt ] verb *** ▸ 1 say how many there are ▸ 2 say numbers in order ▸ 3 include in calculation ▸ 4 be important ▸ 5 treat/consider as something ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive to calculate how many people or things there are …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • count — I UK [kaʊnt] / US verb Word forms count : present tense I/you/we/they count he/she/it counts present participle counting past tense counted past participle counted *** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to calculate how many people or things there are… …   English dictionary

  • lose — [ luz ] (past tense and past participle lost [ lɔst ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 stop having something ▸ 2 be unable to find ▸ 3 not win ▸ 4 have less than before ▸ 5 when someone dies ▸ 6 no longer see/hear etc. ▸ 7 not have body part ▸ 8 stop having… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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

  • count — count1 W3S1 [kaunt] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(find the total)¦ 2¦(say numbers)¦ 3¦(be allowed)¦ 4¦(include)¦ 5¦(consider something)¦ 6¦(important)¦ 7 I/you can count somebody/something on (the fingers of) one hand 8 don t count your chickens (before they re… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • count — 1 /kaUnt/ verb 1 SAY NUMBERS also count up (I) to say numbers in their correct order (+ to): Sarah can count up to five now. | Try to count to ten before you lose your temper. 2 FIND THE TOTAL also count up (T) to count the people, objects,… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lose*/*/*/ — [luːz] (past tense and past participle lost [lɒst] ) verb 1) [T] to no longer have something Mike lost his job last year.[/ex] The family lost everything when their home burned down.[/ex] Peter lost a leg in a climbing accident.[/ex] Jane started …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • lose */*/*/ — UK [luːz] / US [luz] verb Word forms lose : present tense I/you/we/they lose he/she/it loses present participle losing past tense lost UK [lɒst] / US [lɔst] past participle lost Get it right: lose: Don t confuse lose (a verb) and loose (an… …   English dictionary