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Lose a chance for, fail to achieve, as in Ruth came late to the party and missed out on all the fun, or Trudy missed out on the promotion. [First half of 1900s] Also see lose out, def. 2.

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On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.
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