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lose (>Vietnamese)

v

1: 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" [ant: keep]

2: fail to win; "We lost the battle but we won the war" [ant: win]

3: 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"

4: place (something) where one cannot find it again; "I misplaced my eyeglasses" [syn: misplace, mislay]

5: miss from one's possessions; lose sight of; "I've lost my glasses again!" [ant: find]

6: allow to go out of sight; "The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light"

7: 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" [syn: turn a loss] [ant: profit, break even]

8: fail to get or obtain; "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad" [ant: acquire]

9: retreat [syn: fall back, drop off, fall behind, recede] [ant: gain]

10: 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" [syn: miss]

11: be set at a disadvantage; "This author really suffers in translation" [syn: suffer] [also: lost]

Adjacent words: Lorraine | Lorraine cross | Lorre | lorry | lory | Los Alamos | Los Angeles | lose | lose it | lose one's temper | lose weight | loser | losing streak | losings | loss | loss leader

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