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  Definition of lose
  1. be set at a disadvantage; "This author really suffers in translation"
  2. fail to win; "We lost the battle but we won the war"
  3. retreat
  4. place (something) where one cannot find it again; "I misplaced my eyeglasses"
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
  7. allow to go out of sight; "The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light"
  8. miss from one''s possessions; lose sight of; "I''ve lost my glasses again!"
  9. 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"
  10. fail to get or obtain; "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad"
  11. 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"
Similar Words: suffer, fall back, drop off, fall behind, recede, misplace, mislay, miss, turn a loss

 

Hyponyms: go down, drop, take the count, remain down, overlook, forget, leave, white-out, sleep off

 

Grouped Verbs: suffer

 

Entailments: compete, vie, contend

 

Derivational Morphology: failure, loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful person, also-ran, recession, ceding back, receding, losings, losses

 

Anagrams: sole, sloe

 

Language Translations:
Bulgarian: загубвам   Chinese: and 失去  
Danish: tabe   Dutch: verliezen  
Finnish: hävitä and menettää   French: perdre  
German: verlieren   Indonesian: hilang and kalah  
Irish: caill   Italian: perdere  
Japanese: なくす and 負ける   Korean: Sino-Korean: 상실 and Sino-Korean: 패배  
Kurdish: ji dest dan   Latin: amittere  
Russian: проиграть and пoтeрять   Slovak: prehrať and stratiť  
Slovene: izgubiti   Spanish: perder  
Swedish: förlora   Telugu: కోల్పోవు  
 
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