fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense
"She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat"
fail to win
"We lost the battle but we won the war"
suffer the loss of a person through death or removal
"She lost her husband in the war"; "The couple that wanted to adopt the child lost her when the biological parents claimed her"
misplace, mislay, lose(verb)
place (something) where one cannot find it again
"I misplaced my eyeglasses"
miss from one's possessions; lose sight of
"I've lost my glasses again!"
allow to go out of sight
"The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light"
lose, turn a loss(verb)
fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit
"I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!"; "The company turned a loss after the first year"
fail to get or obtain
"I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad"
fall back, lose, drop off, fall behind, recede(verb)
unload, fall asleep, misplace, draw back, mislay, drop off, retire, withdraw, retreat, turn a loss, lapse, fall away, drift off, dope off, relapse, recidivate, fall back, dawdle, pull away, drop away, recur, fall behind, resort, set down, recede, put down, doze off, move back, nod off, regress, drop, suffer, discharge, miss, drowse off, retrogress, lag, pull back, slip, flake out
fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind
"I missed that remark"; "She missed his point"; "We lost part of what he said"
be set at a disadvantage
"This author really suffers in translation"
miss, get, have, put up, mislay, stand, hurt, abide, fall behind, support, misplace, stomach, digest, suffer, fall back, brook, stick out, tolerate, sustain, turn a loss, meet, recede, endure, drop off, bear, ache
To shed, remove, discard, or eliminate.
When we get into the building, please lose the hat.
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How to use lose in a sentence?
You spend your TIME to make a DIME. You lose your HEALTH to make your WEALTH, but at the end it is FUNNY because you leave back all your MONEY.
The one way of tolerating existence is to lose oneself in literature as in a perpetual orgy.
We don’t know anything, we don’t know if we’re going to lose our house. We know nothing.
The background of stand-up is when I sit down on Monday for a reading and there’s a great line, I want to do it that night, i do n’t want to wait until Friday. I was afraid we ’d over-rehearse it and it would lose that immediacy … We ’d read the script and I ’d say to Writer Michael Zinberg, ‘ I know where I can put that and that, ’ so I really have to learn are these three pages. Actors are famous for that. Brando did it. We tried an ear piece, but it was read by an assistant director, and he was totally emotionless. There was no spark in his voice so it did n’t work.
It's a lose-lose political situation.
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- خَسِرَ, خسر, فقد, أضاعArabic
- губляць, губіць, траціцьBelarusian
- губя, загубвамBulgarian
- perdreCatalan, Valencian
- prohrát, shodit, ztratit, zhubnoutCzech
- tabe, misteDanish
- fracasar, perderSpanish
- گم کردن, دور انداختن, از دست دادن, زدودن, باختنPersian
- menettää, hävitäFinnish
- caillScottish Gaelic
- elveszít, veszítHungarian
- պարտվել, կորցնել, կրվելArmenian
- kalah, hilangIndonesian
- 失う, なくす, 負ける, 落とすJapanese
- 감소, 상실, 잃다Korean
- دۆڕاندن, ji dest dan, بزر کردنKurdish
- perdo, āmittō, deerro, ero viaLatin
- netèkti, praràstiLithuanian
- verliezen, afvallenDutch
- baa honinééhNavajo, Navaho
- pèrdre, pèrderOccitan
- tracić, przegrywać, gubićPolish
- perder de vista, perder, emagrecerPortuguese
- chinkay, chinkachiyQuechua
- pearder, perder, piarderRomansh
- похудеть, сбросить, проиграть, худеть, тeрять, проигрывать, пoтeрять, потерятьRussian
- perdiri, perdere, peldere, peldiriSardinian
- schudnúť, prísť o (niečo), stratiť, prehraťSlovak
- förlora, tappa, tappa bort, bliva av med, varda av med, mistaSwedish
- కోల్పోవు, ఓడిపోవుTelugu
- kaybetmek, kilo vermek, kilo kaybetmek, zayıflamak, gözden kaçırmakTurkish
- băng hà, mấtVietnamese
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