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at a loss

Definition of at a loss

  1. 1 :  in a way that causes more money to be spent than is earned <The business is operating at a loss.>

  2. 2 :  not able to decide what should be done or said <I don't know what to do. I'm at a (complete) loss.> <They were at a loss to explain why it took so long to correct the problem.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  destruction, ruin

    :  the act of losing possession :  deprivation

    :  the harm or privation resulting from loss or separation

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to criticize in a loud and angry way

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