- Fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense.
- usage: "She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat"
- Fail to win.
- usage: "We lost the battle but we won the war"
- Suffer the loss of a person through death or removal.
- usage: "She lost her husband in the war"; "The couple that wanted to adopt the child lost her when the biological parents claimed her"
- Place (something) where one cannot find it again.
- usage: "I misplaced my eyeglasses"
- Miss from one's possessions; lose sight of.
- usage: "I've lost my glasses again"
- Allow to go out of sight.
- usage: "The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light"
- Fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit.
- usage: "I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment"; "The company turned a loss after the first year"
- synonyms: turn a loss
- Fail to get or obtain.
- usage: "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad"
- Fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind.
- usage: "I missed that remark"; "She missed his point"; "We lost part of what he said"
- synonyms: miss
- Be set at a disadvantage.
- usage: "This author really suffers in translation"
- synonyms: suffer
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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