What does lose mean?

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  1. (transitive) To cause (something) to cease to be in one's possession or capability due to unfortunate or unknown circumstances, events or reasons.
  2. To wander from; to miss, so as not to be able to find; to go astray from.
  3. (transitive) To have (an organ) removed from one's body, especially by accident.
  4. (transitive) To fail to win (a game, competition, trial, etc).
  5. (transitive) To shed (weight).
  6. (transitive) To be unable to follow or trace (somebody or something) any longer.
  7. (transitive) To cause (somebody) to be unable to follow or trace one any longer.
  8. (transitive) To experience the death of (someone to whom one has an attachment, such as a relative or friend).
  9. (transitive) To cease exhibiting; to overcome (a behavior or emotion).
  10. (transitive, informal) To shed, remove, discard, or eliminate.
  11. Of a clock, to run slower than expected.
  12. To cause (someone) the loss of something; to deprive of.
  13. To fail to catch with the mind or senses; to miss.
  14. (transitive, archaic) To cause to part with; to deprive of.
  1. (obsolete) Fame, renown; praise.
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