Definitions for lose

Definitions for (verb) lose

Main entry: suffer, lose

Definition: be set at a disadvantage

Usage: This author really suffers in translation

Main entry: lose

Definition: fail to win

Usage: We lost the battle but we won the war

Main entry: drop off, recede, lose, fall back, fall behind

Definition: retreat

Main entry: lose, mislay, misplace

Definition: place (something) where one cannot find it again

Usage: I misplaced my eyeglasses

Main entry: lose

Definition: suffer the loss of a person through death or removal

Usage: She lost her husband in the war; The couple that wanted to adopt the child lost her when the biological parents claimed her

Main entry: miss, lose

Definition: fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind

Usage: I missed that remark; She missed his point; We lost part of what he said

Main entry: lose

Definition: allow to go out of sight

Usage: The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light

Main entry: lose

Definition: miss from one's possessions; lose sight of

Usage: I've lost my glasses again!

Main entry: lose

Definition: fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense

Usage: She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat

Main entry: lose

Definition: fail to get or obtain

Usage: I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad

Main entry: turn a loss, lose

Definition: fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit

Usage: I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!; The company turned a loss after the first year

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