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Adjective
Said of one who loses
Adjective
Said of an activity in which one must lose
Adjective
Failed, not successful
Adjective
Not adequate; helpless
Noun
A legal action whereby a person loses all interest in the forfeit property
Noun
The fact or process of losing something or someone
Noun
The squandering of money, energy, or resources
Noun
An act or the fact of someone or something going missing
Verb
Present participle for to be unable to find something or someone
“Tim would lose his keys in all the clutter that had piled up on his desk.”
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
(of a game or contest) Present participle for to fail to win
“He would lose to his opponent, but at least he gave it his best.”
Verb
Present participle for to cease to have or retain something
“Stacey would lose a lot of money in bad investments, but would be the wiser for it.”
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to wander or go astray from
“We would lose the trail during our hike for a brief moment before finding our way again.”
Verb
(lose oneself) Present participle for to lose one's sense of direction
“Be careful in the thick jungle as it is very easy to lose yourself in there.”
Verb
(of time or an opportunity) Present participle for to fail to take advantage of
“Do not lose your chance at this opportunity that only comes around once in a lifetime.”
Verb
Present participle for to involve or engage in deeply
“You better lose yourself in the music, the moment you own it, you better never let it go.”
Verb
(informal) Present participle for 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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