lose sight of

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Verb1.lose sight of - be no longer able to see; "We lost sight of the tower as pulled out of the harbor"
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(sait) noun
1. the act or power of seeing. The blind man had lost his sight in the war.
2. the area within which things can be seen by someone. The boat was within sight of land; The end of our troubles is in sight.
3. something worth seeing. She took her visitors to see the sights of London.
4. a view or glimpse.
5. something seen that is unusual, ridiculous, shocking etc. She's quite a sight in that hat.
6. (on a gun etc) an apparatus to guide the eye in taking aim. Where is the sight on a rifle?
1. to get a view of; to see suddenly. We sighted the coast as dawn broke.
2. to look at (something) through the sight of a gun. He sighted his prey and pulled the trigger.
ˈsight-seeing noun
visiting the chief buildings, places of interest etc of an area. They spent a lot of their holiday sight-seeing in London; (also adjective) a sight-seeing tour.
ˈsight-seer noun
catch sight of
to get a brief view of; to begin to see. He caught sight of her as she came round the corner.
lose sight of
to stop being able to see. She lost sight of him in the crowd.
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