lose  

  • Pronunciation of lose: L UW1 Z (luz)

  • Number of syllables of lose: 1

  • Pronunciation Video of lose

  • Definition of lose

    • (v): be set at a disadvantage; "This author really suffers in translation"  
    • (v): fail to win; "We lost the battle but we won the war"  
    • (v): retreat  
    • (v): place (something) where one cannot find it again; "I misplaced my eyeglasses"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): allow to go out of sight; "The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light"  
    • (v): miss from one''s possessions; lose sight of; "I''ve lost my glasses again!"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): fail to get or obtain; "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad"  
    • (v): 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"  
  • Examples of lose

    • You should not lose your pet.  
    • The tumor caused Ciara to lose her eyesight.  
    • The tumor caused Chloe to lose her eyesight.  
    • The board lose the initiative in the interrogation.  
    • A person can lose their foreordination through sin.  
    • The applicant was likely to lose his job.  
    • I don't like to lose the pas.  
    • That I will habituate and lose the vision.  
    • I think I lose credibility and trustworthiness.  
    • They did not lose the informality.  

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