Meaning of lose

Definition of lose

(verb) 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"
fail to win; "We lost the battle but we won the war"
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"
miss from one's possessions; lose sight of; "I've lost my glasses again!"
allow to go out of sight or mind; "The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light"; "lose the crowds by climbing a mountain"; "the lost tribe"
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"
fail to get or obtain; "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad"
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"
withdraw, as from reality; "he lost himslef in his music"
be set at a disadvantage; "This author really suffers in translation"; "The painting loses something in this light"

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