lose out

verb

Definition of lose out

intransitive verb
:to fail to win in competition :fail to receive an expected reward or gain

First Known Use of lose out

circa 1858


Learn More about lose out


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up lose out? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

serious difficulty or misfortune

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!