lose one's life

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of lose one's life

: to die
  • She nearly lost her life in a car accident.
  • Many lives were lost in the flood.

Word by Word Definitions

lose play
  1. : to bring to destruction

  2. : damn

  3. : to miss from one's possession or from a customary or supposed place

life play
  1. : the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

  2. : a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

  3. : an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. : of or relating to animate being

  2. : lifelong

  3. : using a living model


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