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?
In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash.
We saw some modest gains in areas such as living standards, health and time use, but in other areas such as community vitality and psychological wellbeing indicators, we actually seem to lose ground.
Seven to eleven is a huge chunk of life, full of dulling and forgetting. It is fabled that we slowly lose the gift of speech with animals, that birds no longer visit our windowsills to converse. As our eyes grow accustomed to sight they armor themselves against wonder.
There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.
We are afraid that ISIS -- which God will hopefully prevent -- will conquer the town. We would lose the center of Christianity in our diocese.
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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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