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lost

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

no longer possessed
  • we searched all over the house for the lost keys

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lost

verb
past tense of lose

Synonyms & Antonyms of lost (Entry 2 of 2)

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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The first known use of lost was in the 15th century

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losses

lost

lost ground

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“Lost.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lost. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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