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To be unable to find something or someone
“Tim would lose his keys in all the clutter that had piled up on his desk.”
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To inadvertently drop or leave something or someone behind
“I would lose my headphones on the train before I disembarked because I wasn't paying attention.”
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(of a game or contest) To fail to win
“He would lose to his opponent, but at least he gave it his best.”
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To cease to have or retain something
“Stacey would lose a lot of money in bad investments, but would be the wiser for it.”
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To cause (someone) to be unable to pursue one any longer
“Justin Bieber jumped into his limousine and managed to lose his horde of screaming fans as it sped off.”
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To wander or go astray from
“We would lose the trail during our hike for a brief moment before finding our way again.”
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(lose oneself) To lose one's sense of direction
“Be careful in the thick jungle as it is very easy to lose yourself in there.”
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(of time or an opportunity) To fail to take advantage of
“Do not lose your chance at this opportunity that only comes around once in a lifetime.”
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To involve or engage in deeply
“You better lose yourself in the music, the moment you own it, you better never let it go.”
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(informal) To get rid off
“I suggest you lose the gaudy shirt and dress with a little more class for your date tonight.”
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