lose lose  /ˈluz/


  1. (v) fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense
  2. (v) fail to win
  3. (v) suffer the loss of a person through death or removal
  4. (v) place (something) where one cannot find it again
  5. (v) miss from one's possessions; lose sight of
  6. (v) allow to go out of sight
  7. (v) fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit
  8. (v) fail to get or obtain
  9. (v) retreat
  10. (v) fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind
  11. (v) be set at a disadvantage


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  1. Where you gain weight on your body may play a significant role in how you can lose it.
  2. You've heard it for years: to lose weight, hit the gym.
  3. On a high-protein diet, you may lose some weight because you are eating fewer simple carbohydrates.


  1. Don’t forget: “Lose Your Lunch Money” event is today

    The Albertville Chamber of Commerce and “Blessings in a Backpack” invites you to “Lose Your Lunch Money” Wednesday, June 12 at the Albertville Farmer’s Market parking lot as well as the Chamber’s circ
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Sand Mountain Reporter

  2. San Mateo Medical Center will lose money under Obamacare

    The San Mateo Medical Center, the county’s public hospital, will lose $14 million on top of potentially millions in county funds already going to the state during the first three years of the federal Affordable Care Act, according to finance officials.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: San Mateo Daily Journal

  3. Stars lose finale to Maui, drop 7th straight

    HILO — There was no lead to lose this time for the Hawaii Stars, who experienced nothing but frustration and setbacks to Na Koa Ikaika Maui in a six-game series. Unlike the previous five games, Maui didn’t need to rally to beat Hawaii, instead jumping out to an early lead and holding on for a 6-3 win in a Pacific Association baseball game on Sunday at Wong Stadium.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: West Hawaii Today


  1. Mr Obama added: "War is bigger than any one man or woman, whether a private, a general or a president. And as difficult as it is to lose General McChrystal, I believe that it is the right decision for our national security."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Financial Times

  2. "The federal government not being able to do its job is not a reason for thousands of Louisianians to lose their jobs," Jindal said.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Bobby Jindal Source: The Associated Press

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