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loses

verb
present tense third-person singular of lose

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1 to be unable to find or have at hand
  • I always lose my keys

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2 to fail to win, gain, or obtain
  • if the team loses this game, they're out of the play-offs

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3 to undergo defeat
  • she really hates to lose at anything, and inevitably throws tantrums when it happens

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4 to get rid of as useless or unwanted
  • we told the recent grad to lose the flashy shirts and dress conservatively for the job interview

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5 to use up carelessly
  • we lost a good hour while he tried to find his keys

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“Loses.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/loses. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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