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loss

[ laws, los ]
/ lɔs, lɒs /
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noun
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Idioms about loss

    at a loss,
    1. at less than cost; at a financial loss.
    2. in a state of bewilderment or uncertainty; puzzled; perplexed: We are completely at a loss for an answer to the problem.

Origin of loss

before 900; Middle English; Old English los destruction; cognate with Old Norse los looseness, breaking up. See lose, loose

OTHER WORDS FROM loss

pre·loss, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH loss

loose, loosen, lose, loss
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British Dictionary definitions for loss

loss
/ (lɒs) /

noun

Word Origin for loss

C14: noun probably formed from lost, past participle of losen to perish, from Old English lōsian to be destroyed, from los destruction
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Other Idioms and Phrases with loss

loss

see at a loss; cut one's losses; dead loss.

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