Definitions for LOSEluz
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to come to be without, as through accident:
They lost all their belongings in the storm.
to fail inadvertently to retain, usu. temporarily:
I just lost a dime under this sofa.
to suffer the deprivation of:
to lose one's job.
to be bereaved of by death:
to lose a sister.
to fail to preserve or maintain:
to lose one's balance.
(of a timepiece) to run slower by:
The watch loses three minutes a day.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to forfeit the possession of:
to lose a fortune by gambling.
to get rid of:
to lose weight.
to bring to destruction:
Ship and crew were lost.
to lose one's soul.
to have slip from sight or awareness:
We lost him in the crowd.
to stray from:
to lose one's way.
to leave far behind:
She managed to lose the other runners.
to use to no purpose; waste:
to lose time in waiting.
to fail to gain or win:
to lose a bargain; to lose a bet.
to be defeated in:
They lost four games in five.
to cause the loss of:
The delay lost the battle for them.
to let go astray:
We lost ourselves in the woods.
to allow (oneself) to become engrossed in something:
I had lost myself in thought.
(of a physician) to fail to preserve the life of (a patient).
(of a woman) to fail to be delivered of (a live baby).
(v.i.)to suffer loss:
to lose on a contract.
to suffer defeat.
to depreciate in effectiveness:
a classic that loses in translation.
(of a timepiece) to run slow.
lose out, to suffer defeat or loss.
Category: Verb Phrase
Idioms for lose:
lose it,to fail to maintain composure or control.
Origin of lose:
bef. 900; ME; OE losian to perish, c. OS lōsian to become free, ON losa to loosen. Cf. loss
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)
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to put or drop sth somewhere so that you are unable to find it
I think I lost my purse!; The bill got lost among all the other papers.
to not have sth anymore
a woman who lost all her possessions in the flood; Because I was late, I lost the opportunity to meet him.
to be forced to stop working
She lost her job when the company moved overseas.
to gradually have less of sth, often until it is gone
a teacher who has lost control of his class; Are you losing weight?; to lose confidence/hope/respect/interest
to not win a competition, election, etc.
We lost the game by 3 runs.; when Al Gore lost to George Bush in 2000
to have sb you love die
She lost her husband last year.
indicates how much better or worse sb's situation will be depending on what they do now
She has a lot to lose if she doesn't get promoted.; I have nothing to lose by asking the question.
to not have control of your emotions
We kept trying not to laugh, but finally we both lost it.; The movie was so sad - I completely lost it at the end.
How many soldiers have to lose their lives?
to become mentally ill
I'm so busy, I feel like I'm losing my mind.
to not know about or understand sb or sth anymore
She's lost touch with her high school friends.; a president who has lost touch with his party
To cause (something) to cease to be in one's possession or capability due to unfortunate or unknown circumstances, events or reasons.
To have (an organ) removed from one's body, especially by accident.
To fail to win (a game, competition, trial, etc).
We lost the match.
To shed (weight); to reduce.
Iu2019ve lost five pounds this week.
To experience the death of (someone to whom one has an attachment, such as a relative or friend).
She lost all her sons in the war.
To be unable to follow or trace (somebody or something) any longer.
To shed, remove, discard, or eliminate.
When we get into the building, please lose the hat.
Of a clock, to run slower than expected.
To cause (someone) the loss of something; to deprive of.
to part with unintentionally or unwillingly, as by accident, misfortune, negligence, penalty, forfeit, etc.; to be deprived of; as, to lose money from one's purse or pocket, or in business or gaming; to lose an arm or a leg by amputation; to lose men in battle
to cease to have; to possess no longer; to suffer diminution of; as, to lose one's relish for anything; to lose one's health
not to employ; to employ ineffectually; to throw away; to waste; to squander; as, to lose a day; to lose the benefits of instruction
to wander from; to miss, so as not to be able to and; to go astray from; as, to lose one's way
to ruin; to destroy; as destroy; as, the ship was lost on the ledge
to be deprived of the view of; to cease to see or know the whereabouts of; as, he lost his companion in the crowd
to fail to obtain or enjoy; to fail to gain or win; hence, to fail to catch with the mind or senses; to miss; as, I lost a part of what he said
to cause to part with; to deprive of
to prevent from gaining or obtaining
to suffer loss, disadvantage, or defeat; to be worse off, esp. as the result of any kind of contest
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. [very common] To fail. A program loses when it encounters an exceptional condition or fails to work in the expected manner. 2. To be exceptionally unesthetic or crocky. 3. Of people, to be obnoxious or unusually stupid (as opposed to ignorant). See also deserves to lose. 4. n. Refers to something that is losing, especially in the phrases “That's a lose!” and “What a lose!”
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'LOSE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1718
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'LOSE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1060
Rank popularity for the word 'LOSE' in Verbs Frequency: #78
Anagrams of LOSE
ESOL, Leos, sloe, sole
Translations for LOSE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to stop having; to have no longer
She has lost interest in her work; I have lost my watch; He lost hold of the rope.
- يَفْقِد، يَخْسَرArabic
- perderPortuguese (BR)
- tabe; misteDanish
- χάνω, παύω να έχωGreek
- از دست دادنFarsi
- खो देनाHindi
- prarasti, pamestiLithuanian
- miste, tapeNorwegian
- stracić, zgubićPolish
- از دست دادنPersian
- له لاسه وركولPashto
- a pierdeRomanian
- tappa, förloraSwedish
- 喪失Chinese (Trad.)
- губити; втрачатиUkrainian
- کھو دیناUrdu
- 丧失Chinese (Simp.)
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