Verb: lose (lost) looz
- 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"
- Place (something) where one cannot find it again
"I lost my eyeglasses";
- misplace, mislay
- Miss from one's possessions; lose sight of
"I've lost my glasses again!"
- Allow to go out of sight
"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
"I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!";
- turn a loss
- Fail to get or obtain
"I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad"
- fall back, drop off, fall behind, recede
- Fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind
"We lost part of what he said";
- Be set at a disadvantage
- Get rid of
- shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop
Sounds like: Lorentz, Lorlose
Derived forms: lost, loses, losing
See also: fall
Type of: decline, lay, place, pose, position, put, regress, remove, retrograde, retrogress, set, suffer, take, take away, withdraw, worsen
Antonym: break even, find, keep, profit, win