Character 4
Hyphenation lose
Pronunciations /luːz/

Definitions and meanings of "Lose"

What do we mean by lose?

To be unsuccessful in retaining possession of; mislay. intransitive verb

To be deprived of (something one has had). intransitive verb

To be left alone or desolate because of the death of. intransitive verb

To be unable to keep alive. intransitive verb

To be unable to keep control or allegiance of. intransitive verb

To fail to win; fail in. intransitive verb

To fail to use or take advantage of. intransitive verb

To fail to hear, see, or understand. intransitive verb

To let (oneself) become unable to find the way. intransitive verb

To remove (oneself), as from everyday reality into a fantasy world. intransitive verb

To rid oneself of. intransitive verb

To consume aimlessly; waste. intransitive verb

To wander from or become ignorant of. intransitive verb

To elude or outdistance. intransitive verb

To be outdistanced by. intransitive verb

To become slow by (a specified amount of time). Used of a timepiece. intransitive verb

To cause or result in the loss of. intransitive verb

To cause (something) to cease to be in one's possession or capability due to unfortunate or unknown circumstances, events or reasons.

To wander from; to miss, so as not to be able to find; to go astray from.

To fail to win (a game, competition, trial, etc).

To be unable to follow or trace (somebody or something) any longer.

To cause (somebody) to be unable to follow or trace one any longer.

To cease exhibiting; to overcome (a behavior or emotion).

To shed, remove, discard, or eliminate.

Of a clock, to run slower than expected.

(ditransitive) To cause (someone) the loss of something; to deprive of.

To fail to catch with the mind or senses; to miss.

To cause to part with; to deprive of.

The word "lose" in example sentences

The one sure way to lose is to pick Hillary for VP. ❋ Unknown (2008)

If you play it over and over, without a break between repetitions, you’ll probably find that it becomes weird to you—the same way saying “purple” over and over makes the word lose its meaning. ❋ Lauren Manoy (2002)

This is what we call a lose / lose situation, because the cops will either have no sense of humor and arrest you for public intoxication, or they will try to fuck with you and snicker amongst themselves while telling you to give it your best shot. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Rae thinking what Jack stands to lose is his team ... in some fashion ... maybe they will lose him. ❋ Rabid1st (2009)

The only thing you might have to lose is your clothing. ❋ Meredith Fineman (2010)

All you lose is a little velocity, not the big of a deal. ❋ Unknown (2009)

John Wagner: To offset the revenue the state would lose from a cut in the sales tax from 6 percent to 5 percent, consumption would have to increase by 20 percent. ❋ Christopher Dean Hopkins (2010)

If he went the way of the Republicans, we would once again lose stature in the world and Iran would be able to put the blame on the US for the riots. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Financial analysts are scrambling to forecast which businesses will win or lose from the power shift in Moscow, which accounts for almost one-quarter of Russia's economy and where politics and money are tightly entwined. ❋ Gregory L. White (2010)

All we have to lose is our self-concept of an egalitarian society ... ❋ Unknown (2009)

The only people who stand to lose from a universal health plan are the bloodsuckers who are making billions by keeping you and the doctor apart. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Merry and Pippin lose their child-like innocence after experiencing and fighting in wars, and they trick Treebeard into spurring the Ents to war. ❋ Odysseyworkshop (2010)

THE BAD NEWS: The one senior that Utah State does lose is a key one -- point guard Jared Quayle, a first-team All-WAC selection who did everything well. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The process by which he comes to believe that he cannot lose is also the process by which he drops the defences and compensations that previously protected him from defeats. ❋ Unknown (2010)

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