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lose

 
Verb lose has 11 senses
  1. lose - 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"
    Antonyms:
    keep, hold on
    Sample sentence:
    They lose the money
  2. lose - fail to win; "We lost the battle but we won the war"
    Antonyms:
    win
    Derived forms: noun loser2, noun loser1, noun loser3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s to somebody
  3. lose - 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"
    --3 is one way to
    suffer
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  4. misplace, mislay, lose - place (something) where one cannot find it again; "I misplaced my eyeglasses"
    --4 is one way to put, set, place, pose, position, lay
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  5. lose - miss from one's possessions; lose sight of; "I've lost my glasses again!"
    Antonyms:
    find, regain
    Derived form: noun losings1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. lose - allow to go out of sight; "The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  7. lose, turn a loss - 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"
    Antonyms: profit, turn a profit, break even
    Derived forms: noun loser3, noun losings1
    Sample sentence:
    They lose the money
  8. lose - fail to get or obtain; "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad"
    Antonyms:
    acquire, win, gain
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  9. fall back, lose, drop off, fall behind, recede - retreat
    --9 is one way to regress, retrograde, retrogress
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  10. miss, lose - 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"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  11. suffer, lose - be set at a disadvantage; "This author really suffers in translation"
    --11 is one way to worsen, decline
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
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