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Lose meaning

lose - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. fail to get or obtain; " I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Not to employ; to employ ineffectually; to throw away; to waste; to squander; as, to lose a day; to lose the benefits of instruction.
  5. 5. To wander from; to miss, so as not to be able to and; to go astray from; as, to lose one's way.
  6. 6. To ruin; to destroy; as destroy; as, the ship was lost on the ledge.
  7. 7. To be deprived of the view of; to cease to see or know the whereabouts of; as, he lost his companion in the crowd.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. To cause to part with; to deprive of.
  10. 10. To prevent from gaining or obtaining.
  11. 11. To suffer loss, disadvantage, or defeat; to be worse off, esp. as the result of any kind of contest.
  12. 12. To be deprived of; part with; waste; forfeit; miss.

lose - examples of usage

  1. I lose my head, you know. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. It's a great mistake, to lose one's head. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Well, I didn't make the war, and I don't see that I ought to lose any money by it. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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