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1. lose

verb. ['ˈluːz'] fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense.

Synonyms

  • whiteout
  • sleep off

Antonyms

  • pressurize
  • depressurise
  • pressurise

Etymology

  • losian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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  • refuse
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  • overuse
  • misuse
  • infuse
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  • bocuse
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  • toulouse
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Example sentences of the word lose


1. Verb, base form
It would be a shame to lose what you learned.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The faster you lose body fat, the more likely you will also lose muscle.

Quotes containing the word lose


1. For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi

3. Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
- Bill Gates

2. lose

verb. ['ˈluːz'] fail to win.

Synonyms

  • contend
  • go down
  • take the count
  • drop one's serve
  • vie
  • drop
  • remain down

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • disclaim
  • ascend
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • losian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. lose

verb. ['ˈluːz'] suffer the loss of a person through death or removal.

Antonyms

  • continue

Etymology

  • losian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. lose

verb. ['ˈluːz'] place (something) where one cannot find it again.

Synonyms

  • place
  • pose
  • lay
  • mislay
  • put
  • position
  • misplace

Antonyms

  • overspend
  • recuperate
  • mind
  • attend to

Etymology

  • losian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. lose

verb. ['ˈluːz'] miss from one's possessions; lose sight of.

Synonyms

  • leave

Antonyms

  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize

Etymology

  • losian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. lose

verb. ['ˈluːz'] fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit.

Antonyms

  • profit

Etymology

  • losian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. lose

verb. ['ˈluːz'] retreat.

Synonyms

  • retrograde
  • regress
  • recede
  • fall back
  • drop off
  • fall behind

Antonyms

  • gain
  • float
  • rise
  • increase

Etymology

  • losian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. lose

verb. ['ˈluːz'] fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind.

Synonyms

  • overlook

Antonyms

  • sharpen
  • stay

Etymology

  • losian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. lose

verb. ['ˈluːz'] be set at a disadvantage.

Synonyms

  • decline
  • suffer

Antonyms

  • make peace
  • defend
  • agree

Etymology

  • losian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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