take a loss
Definition of take a loss
: to lose money They took a loss on the deal.
Word by Word Definitions
: to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as
: to seize or capture physically
: to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing
: something that is taken:
: the amount of money received : proceeds, receipts, income
: share, cut
: destruction, ruin
: the act of losing possession : deprivation
: the harm or privation resulting from loss or separation
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