verb (used with object), lost, los·ing.
verb (used without object), lost, los·ing.
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Idioms for lose
Origin of lose
OTHER WORDS FROM losere·lose, verb (used with object), re·lost, re·los·ing.
Example sentences from the Web for lose
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.
Lady eventually does engage in a street fight, and loses, which surprises and horrifies Mariame and the gang.
She loses them briefly in a department store, but finds them a few moments later, and the incident is never mentioned again.Colm Toibin Describes The Creation Of His Quiet Masterpiece ‘Nora Webster’|Jennie Yabroff|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If Assad falls and a new government is formed by Sunni rebel forces, Iran loses a keystone in its regional power structure.How Iran Could Become Our Shadow Enemy in the Syria ISIS War|Jacob Siegel|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the last minute, she tries to talk his captors down on the price—and loses her boy instead.
Pen needn't grumble if it loses a little of its colour in the voyage.The English at the North Pole|Jules Verne
Moreover, the child who sees clearly only a few feet away from him loses a very important part of his education.
If a man commit no follies he loses his wits through weariness.The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci|Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
Not so with the Samaritan; he loses all thought of himself, and is perfectly oblivious to the danger he himself may be running.Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St Luke|Henry Burton
He loses heart before he begins anything and he has given up business.The Joy of Captain Ribot|Armando Palacio Valds
British Dictionary definitions for lose
verb loses, losing or lost (mainly tr)
Derived forms of loselosable, adjectivelosableness, noun
Word Origin for lose
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.