1. Fail to keep or to maintain;
    Cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense (synset 202292634)
    "She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat"
  2. Fail to win (synset 201102003)
    "We lost the battle but we won the war"
  3. Suffer the loss of a person through death or removal (synset 201799093)
    "She lost her husband in the war"; "The couple that wanted to adopt the child lost her when the biological parents claimed her"
  4. Miss from one's possessions;
    Lose sight of (synset 202292463)
    "I've lost my glasses again!"
  5. Allow to go out of sight or mind (synset 202201537)
    "The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light"; "lose the crowds by climbing a mountain"; "the lost tribe"
  6. Fail to make money in a business;
    Make a loss or fail to profit (synset 202293733)
    "I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!"; "The company turned a loss after the first year"
  7. Fail to get or obtain (synset 202293000)
    "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad"
  8. Fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind (synset 202132318)
    "I missed that remark"; "She missed his point"; "We lost part of what he said"
  9. Withdraw, as from reality (synset 200497220)
    "he lost himslef in his music"
  10. Be set at a disadvantage (synset 200205234)
    "This author really suffers in translation"; "The painting loses something in this light"

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