lose time

  • 1 lose time — 1. (of eg a clock) to run down 2. To fall behindhand 3. To let time pass without full advantage • • • Main Entry: ↑time * * * lose time phrase to have less available time than you expected, for example because an unexpected problem has caused a… …

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  • 2 lose time — not utilize time properly, waste time …

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  • 3 lose time — waste time, fall behind    We lost time when the car stalled. We were delayed …

    English idioms

  • 4 lose time — to have less available time than you expected, for example because an unexpected problem has caused a delay We lost a lot of time when the computer system went down …

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  • 5 lose time — to take longer. We lost a lot of time because we went north instead of south and had to turn around and go back …

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  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 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,… …

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  • 10 time — [tīm] n. [ME < OE tima, prob. < IE * dī men < base * dā(i) , to part, divide up > TIDE1] I duration; continuance 1. indefinite, unlimited duration in which things are considered as happening in the past, present, or future; every… …

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  • 11 lose — /lu:z/ verb past tense and past participle lost /lst/ 1 NOT HAVE ANY MORE (T) to stop having something that is important to you or that you need: I can t afford to lose my job, I have a family to support. | I lost a lot of money on that deal. |… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 lose */*/*/ — UK [luːz] / US [luz] verb Word forms lose : present tense I/you/we/they lose he/she/it loses present participle losing past tense lost UK [lɒst] / US [lɔst] past participle lost Get it right: lose: Don t confuse lose (a verb) and loose (an… …

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  • 13 lose — [[t]lu͟ːz[/t]] ♦ loses, losing, lost 1) VERB If you lose a contest, a fight, or an argument, you do not succeed because someone does better than you and defeats you. [V n] A C Milan lost the Italian Cup Final... [V n] The government lost the… …

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  • 14 lose — [c]/luz / (say loohz) verb (lost, losing) –verb (t) 1. to come to be without, by some chance, and not know the whereabouts of: to lose a ring. 2. to suffer the loss or deprivation of: to lose one s life. 3. to be bereaved of by death: to lose a… …

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  • 15 lose — v. (past and past part. lost) 1 tr. be deprived of or cease to have, esp. by negligence or misadventure. 2 tr. a be deprived of (a person, esp. a close relative) by death. b suffer the loss of (a baby) in childbirth. 3 tr. become unable to find;… …

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  • 16 lose*/*/*/ — [luːz] (past tense and past participle lost [lɒst] ) verb 1) [T] to no longer have something Mike lost his job last year.[/ex] The family lost everything when their home burned down.[/ex] Peter lost a leg in a climbing accident.[/ex] Jane started …

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  • 17 time — n. unlimited duration entire period of existence 1) time flies; passes 2) in time (we exist in time and space) unlimited future period 3) time will tell (time will tell if we are right) 4) in time (in time everything will be forgotten) moment… …

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  • 18 time — time1 W1S1 [taım] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(minutes/hours etc)¦ 2¦(on a clock)¦ 3¦(occasion)¦ 4¦(point when something happens)¦ 5¦(period of time)¦ 6¦(available time)¦ 7 all the time 8 most of the time 9 half the time 10 at tim …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 time — 1 /taIm/ noun TIME 1 (U) something that is measured in minutes, hours, years etc using clocks: a machine that can travel through time | The basic unit of time, the second, was redefined in 1967. | time passes/goes by: time goes by so quickly… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 time — time1 [ taım ] noun *** ▸ 1 quantity clock measures ▸ 2 period ▸ 3 occasion/moment ▸ 4 time available/needed ▸ 5 how fast music is played ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) uncount the quantity that you measure using a clock: Time seemed to pass more quickly than… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English