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lose

lose

 
pronunciation:
luz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: loses, losing, lost
definition 1: to no longer possess; be unable to find; misplace.
We lost the map and had trouble finding our way back.I seem to have lost my keys.
synonyms:
misplace
antonyms:
find, gain, win
similar words:
mislay
definition 2: to fail to keep possession of.
I just lost a quarter in this candy machine.
antonyms:
acquire, keep, regain
similar words:
drop, forfeit, fritter away, waste
definition 3: to fail to win.
They lost the contest.
antonyms:
gain, win
similar words:
bite the dust, blow, default, fall, forfeit, yield
definition 4: to fail to maintain; be unable to keep.
He lost his health, and then his pride.
antonyms:
arrest, catch, engage, gain, hold
similar words:
exhaust, forfeit, yield
definition 5: to suffer the loss of through death.
He lost his mother last week.
similar words:
mourn
definition 6: to fail to use or take advantage of; waste.
This argument is causing us to lose time.
synonyms:
squander, waste
antonyms:
seize
similar words:
consume, dissipate, exhaust, fritter away, miss
definition 7: to go astray from.
I lost my way.
similar words:
miss, stray from
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to experience defeat or loss.
antonyms:
profit, triumph, win
similar words:
bite the dust, fail, go down, yield
definition 2: to diminish the effectiveness in a particular way.
The tale loses in retelling.
antonyms:
gain, profit
similar words:
depreciate, deteriorate, diminish
Word Builder: lose +
  • loser:
    a person who loses; a person who has lost.
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