Definition of lose (something) in translation
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: to bring to destruction
: to miss from one's possession or from a customary or supposed place
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: some indeterminate amount more than a specified number
: a person or thing of consequence
: in some degree : somewhat
used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
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