Dictionary Results for lose


1. 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"

Antonym(s): keep




2. lose - verb

· fail to win; "We lost the battle but we won the war"

Antonym(s): win




3. lose - verb

· 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"

Hypernym(s): suffer




4. lose - verb

· miss from one's possessions; lose sight of; "I've lost my glasses again!"

Antonym(s): find




5. lose - verb

· 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"




6. lose - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): turn_a_loss

Antonym(s): profit, break_even




7. lose - verb

· fail to get or obtain; "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad"

Antonym(s): win




8. lose - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): miss




9. lose - verb

· withdraw, as from reality; "he lost himslef in his music"

Hypernym(s): seclude, sequester, sequestrate, withdraw




10. lose - verb

· be set at a disadvantage; "This author really suffers in translation"; "The painting loses something in this light"

Synonym(s): suffer

Hypernym(s): worsen, decline





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