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    lose

    lose - Dictionary definition and meaning for word lose

    Definition
    (verb) fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense
    Example Sentence
    • She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat
    Definition
    (verb) fail to win
    Example Sentence
    • We lost the battle but we won the war
    Definition
    (verb) suffer the loss of a person through death or removal
    Example Sentence
    • She lost her husband in the war
    • The couple that wanted to adopt the child lost her when the biological parents claimed her
    Definition
    (verb) place (something) where one cannot find it again
    Synonyms : mislay , misplace
    Example Sentence
    • I misplaced my eyeglasses
    Definition
    (verb) miss from one's possessions; lose sight of
    Example Sentence
    • I've lost my glasses again!
    Definition
    (verb) allow to go out of sight
    Example Sentence
    • The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light
    Definition
    (verb) fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit
    Synonyms : turn a loss
    Example Sentence
    • I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!
    • The company turned a loss after the first year
    Definition
    (verb) fail to get or obtain
    Example Sentence
    • I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad
    Definition
    (verb) retreat Definition
    (verb) fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind
    Synonyms : miss
    Example Sentence
    • I missed that remark
    • She missed his point
    • We lost part of what he said
    Definition
    (verb) be set at a disadvantage
    Synonyms : suffer
    Example Sentence
    • This author really suffers in translation
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