What is the opposite of gain?

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Opposite for an increase in size or amount
“Weight loss can be achieved by eating less.”
Opposite for an increase in wealth or resources
“Financial loss is inevitable if one is not prudent with their spendings.”
Opposite for an improvement or advantage
“The knee injury was a real setback for him as an athlete.”
Opposite for to receive as return for effort
“An inability or disinclination to network will likely hamper your career.”
Opposite for to benefit from
“You will have nothing to gain and everything to lose if you continue this gambling habit.”
Opposite for to become greater in size, extent, volume, amount, or number
“My belly has started to decrease in size since I started my new diet.”
Opposite for to acquire more of something
“If we reduce clutter in the house, it will feel more comfortable.”
Opposite for to catch up on
“The team is expected to lose ground to the rest of the competition following the retirement of several players.”
Opposite for to acquire the support of
“Their new tax policies have done much to deter many from voting for them in the next election.”
Opposite for to become healthy again after illness or sickness
“As is so often the case with these illnesses, they can regress just as quickly as they show improvement.”
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