lose


lose

vt \ˈlüz\
lost \ˈlst\ los·ing

Definition of LOSE

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 through the death or removal of or final separation from (a person) <lost a son in the war> b : to fail to keep (a patient) from dying <have lost many fewer pneumonia cases since penicillin came into use>
3
: to fail to keep, sustain, or maintain <lose one's balance>
4
: to free oneself from : get rid of <dieting to lose weight>

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