lose

  • 1 lose — W1S1 [lu:z] v past tense and past participle lost [lɔst US lo:st] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(stop having attitude/quality etc)¦ 2¦(not win)¦ 3¦(cannot find something)¦ 4¦(stop having something)¦ 5¦(death)¦ 6¦(money)¦ 7 have nothing to lose 8¦(time)¦ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 lose — [ luz ] (past tense and past participle lost [ lɔst ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 stop having something ▸ 2 be unable to find ▸ 3 not win ▸ 4 have less than before ▸ 5 when someone dies ▸ 6 no longer see/hear etc. ▸ 7 not have body part ▸ 8 stop having… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 3 lose — [luːz] verb lost PTandPP [lɒst ǁ lɒːst] losing PRESPART [transitive] 1. to stop having something any more, or to have less of it: • The industry has lost 60,000 jobs. • After a boardroom battle, Dixon lost control of the company …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 Lose — (l[=oo]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lost} (l[o^]st; 115) p. pr. & vb. n. {Losing} (l[=oo]z [i^]ng).] [OE. losien to loose, be lost, lose, AS. losian to become loose; akin to OE. leosen to lose, p. p. loren, lorn, AS. le[ o]san, p. p. loren (in comp.) …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 lose — [lo͞oz] vt. lost, losing [ME losen, lesen, merging OE losian, to lose, be lost (< los, LOSS) + leosan, to lose, akin to OHG (vir)liosan, Goth (fra)liusan < IE base * leu , to cut off, separate > Gr lyein, to dissolve; L luere, to loose,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 lose — ► VERB (past and past part. lost) 1) be deprived of or cease to have or retain. 2) become unable to find. 3) fail to win. 4) earn less (money) than one is spending. 5) waste or fail to take advantage of. 6) ( …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Lose — Lose, r, ste, adj. et adv. welches die Bedeutungen der Wörter los, leicht und liederlich in sich zu vereinigen scheinet. Es bedeutet, 1. In mehr eigentlichem Verstande. 1) * Nicht die gehörige Festigkeit habend, in welcher aber los ohne e… …

    Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • 8 lose — (v.) O.E. losian be lost, perish, from los destruction, loss, from P.Gmc. *lausa (Cf. O.N. los the breaking up of an army; O.E. forleosan to lose, O.Fris. forliasa, O.S. farliosan, M.Du. verliesen, O.H.G. firliosan, Ger. verlieren …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 lose — lüz vt, lost lȯst; los·ing 1) to become deprived of or lacking in <lose consciousness> <lost her sense of smell> also to part with in an unforeseen or accidental manner <lose a leg in an auto crash> 2 a) to suffer deprivation… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 10 loše — lȍše pril. <komp. gȍrē> DEFINICIJA slabo, krivo, zlo, nevaljalo, pokvareno [loše mi ide; nije loše u dijaloškoj situaciji kao odgovor: vrlo dobro, odlično, bolje od očekivanoga; loše postupati; stvari stoje loše] ETIMOLOGIJA vidi loš …

    Hrvatski jezični portal

  • 11 lose — [v1] be deprived of; mislay be careless, become poorer, be impoverished, bereave, be reduced, capitulate, consume, default, deplete, disinherit, displace, dispossess, dissipate, divest, drain, drop, exhaust, expend, fail, fail to keep, fall short …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 lose — I (be deprived of) verb amittere, be deprived of, be impoverished, be without, become poorer by, experience a loss, fail to find, fail to keep, forfeit, forget, incur a loss, meet with a loss, mislay, misplace, miss, part with, perdere, sacrifice …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 lose it — ► lose it informal lose control of one s temper or emotions. Main Entry: ↑lose …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 Lose — Lose, v. i. To suffer loss, disadvantage, or defeat; to be worse off, esp. as the result of any kind of contest. [1913 Webster] We ll . . . hear poor rogues Talk of court news; and we ll talk with them too, Who loses and who wins; who s in, who s …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 lose in — lose (yourself) (in (something)) to stop worrying about yourself by giving attention to something else. Out on the golf course, you can lose yourself and forget everything else in the world. You can reduce stress by losing yourself in the pages… …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 16 lose — The verb lose is occasionally written as loose, especially by writers in a hurry. The verb loose has a quite different meaning, and has enough problems of its own (see loose, loosen) …

    Modern English usage

  • 17 Lose [1] — Lose, oberdeutscher Ausdruck für Mutterschwein; übertragen: ein unzüchtiges Weib …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 18 Lose [2] — Lose, das Stück eines schlaffen Taues, das man beim Straffziehen (Steifholen) gewinnt; » die L. durchholen«, seemännische Redensart für »lustig leben und etwas draufgehen lassen« …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 19 lose — [Aufbauwortschatz (Rating 1500 3200)] Auch: • locker Bsp.: • Eine Schraube ist locker …

    Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • 20 lose — ad·i·po·cel·lu·lose; al·lose; al·lu·lose; al·tro hep·tu·lose; am·y·lose; an·ky·lose; cel·lose; cel·lu·lose·like; Ce·re·lose; chlo·ra·lose; chlo·ro·phyl·lose; cu·mu·lose; do·lose; eryth·ru·lose; fi·bril·lose; fi·lose; fis·tu·lose; floc·cu·lose;… …

    English syllables