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Meaning & Definition of Lose in English

English

Lose

/luz/

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • lose

2. Fail to win

  • "We lost the battle but we won the war"
    synonym:
  • lose

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • lose

4. Place (something) where one cannot find it again

  • "I misplaced my eyeglasses"
    synonym:
  • misplace
  • ,
  • mislay
  • ,
  • lose

5. Miss from one's possessions

  • Lose sight of
  • "I've lost my glasses again!"
    synonym:
  • lose

6. Allow to go out of sight

  • "The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light"
    synonym:
  • lose

7. 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"
    synonym:
  • lose
  • ,
  • turn a loss

8. Fail to get or obtain

  • "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad"
    synonym:
  • lose

9. Retreat

    synonym:
  • fall back
  • ,
  • lose
  • ,
  • drop off
  • ,
  • fall behind
  • ,
  • recede

10. 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"
    synonym:
  • miss
  • ,
  • lose

11. Be set at a disadvantage

  • "This author really suffers in translation"
    synonym:
  • suffer
  • ,
  • lose

Examples of using

They will lose weight.
They will lose weight.
I need to lose a few pounds.