Definition of lose one's life
- She nearly lost her life in a car accident.
- Many lives were lost in the flood.
: to bring to destruction
: to miss from one's possession or from a customary or supposed place
: the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body
: a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings
: an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction
: of or relating to animate being
: using a living model
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