take a loss

Definition of take a loss

  1. :  to lose money They took a loss on the deal.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  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

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

lossplay
  1. :  destruction, ruin

    :  the act of losing possession :  deprivation

    :  the harm or privation resulting from loss or separation


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