Idioms about lose
Origin of lose
OTHER WORDS FROM losere·lose, verb (used with object), re·lost, re·los·ing.
How to use lose in a sentence
A beanie that’s not scratchyWhile it isn’t quite true that you lose half your body temperature through your head, covering your noggin is still pretty important in cold weather.The hottest gifts to buy for the friend who’s always cold|Sandra Gutierrez G.|November 20, 2020|Popular-Science
He’s also fumbled four times in those 40 touches, losing two of them.Taysom Hill, not Jameis Winston, reportedly will replace Drew Brees for the Saints|Matt Bonesteel|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Over that same period, an additional 410,000 lives were lost, the majority of which were in lower- or middle-income countries.Natural disasters are increasing. The world’s poorest are left to fend for themselves.|Jariel Arvin|November 20, 2020|Vox
You don’t have much to lose, so you might as well turn exposure alerts on.A covid-fighting tool is buried in your phone. Turn it on.|Geoffrey Fowler|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Later that year, he helped TSM win the summer split playoffs and secure a top seed to Worlds, where they lost in the quarterfinals.
But he loses his backpack in the process and it stays with the cops as he flees down the walkway toward Brooklyn.
The problem comes at this point because the liquid loses its potency within an hour even in ideal conditions.Powdered Measles Vaccine Could Be Huge for Developing World|Kent Sepkowitz|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Interpreted more broadly, the phrase loses meaning: what constitutes the necessary threshold of realism?
Lady eventually does engage in a street fight, and loses, which surprises and horrifies Mariame and the gang.
“The Intercept loses its editor in chief as First Look crumbles,” read a typical headline on the Mashable.com news site.Journalists + eBay Billionaire = Chaos. The Troubles at Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media|Lloyd Grove|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The player to his right holds eight, the player to his left has only six—the right side wins, the left side loses.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
I have dwelt on this as an illustration of how irrecoverably a man loses his manhood when he is made a God.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
It loses all its value just as soon as there is enough of it to satisfy, and over-satisfy the wants of humanity.
When Tim hesitates he loses his temper as a sensible man should lose it—he buries it, and his indomitable good humor wins.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
He loses sight of the supreme fact that after all, in its own poor, clumsy fashion, the machine does work.
British Dictionary definitions for lose
Derived forms of loselosable, adjectivelosableness, noun
Word Origin for lose
Other Idioms and Phrases with lose
In addition to the idioms beginning with lose
- lose face
- lose ground
- lose heart
- lose it
- lose no time
- lose one's bearings
- lose one's buttons
- lose one's cool
- lose oneself in
- lose one's grip
- lose one's head
- lose one's hear to
- lose one's lunch
- lose one's marbles
- lose one's mind
- lose one's nerve
- lose one's shirt
- lose one's temper
- lose one's touch
- lose out
- lose sight of
- lose sleep over
- lose the thread
- lose time
- lose touch
- lose track
- get (lose) one's bearings
- keep (lose) one's cool
- keep (lose) track
- win some, lose some
Also see underlosinglost.