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lose

Definitions by Oxford


[luːz], (Verb)

Definitions:
- be deprived of or cease to have or retain (something)
(e.g: I've lost my appetite)

- become unable to find (something or someone)
(e.g: I've lost the car keys)

- fail to win (a game or contest)
(e.g: England lost the first Test match)

- earn less (money) than one is spending or has spent
(e.g: the paper is losing £1.5 million a month)

- waste or fail to take advantage of (time or an opportunity)
(e.g: he has lost his chance of becoming world No. 1)


Phrases:
- have nothing to lose
- lose heart
- lose height
- lose it
- lose one's marbles
- lose one's mind
- lose one's way
- lose oneself in
- lose sleep
- you can't lose

Origin:
Old English losian ‘perish, destroy’, also ‘become unable to find’, from los ‘loss’







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