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  • n  people who are destined to die soon
  • v  fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense
    She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat
  • v  fail to win
    We lost the battle but we won the war
  • v  suffer the loss of a person through death or removal
    She lost her husband in the war
    The couple that wanted to adopt the child lost her when the biological parents claimed her
  • v  place (something) where one cannot find it again
  • v  miss from one's possessions; lose sight of
    I've lost my glasses again!
  • v  allow to go out of sight
    The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light
  • v  fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit
    I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!
  • v  fail to get or obtain
    I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad
  • v  retreat
  • v  fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind
    We lost part of what he said
  • v  be set at a disadvantage
  • a  no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered
    a lost child
    lost friends
    his lost book
    lost opportunities
  • s  having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity
  • a  spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed
    lost souls
    a lost generation
    a lost ship
    the lost platoon
  • a  not gained or won
    a lost battle
    a lost prize
  • s  incapable of being recovered or regained
    his lost honor
  • s  not caught with the senses or the mind
    words lost in the din
  • s  deeply absorbed in thought
    lost in thought
  • s  perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
    she felt lost on the first day of school
  • s  unable to function; without help

  • A British scholar-adventurer says he knows the location of the lost Ark, or at least the last earthly connection we have to it.
  • In the hills of Mizoram, some locals are convinced they are descended from one of the 10 lost tribes of Israel.
News & Articles

  • Lost's Jorge Garcia to Guest-Star on Hawaii Five-0
    Hawaii Five-0 will stage yet another Lost reunion Jorge Garcia has landed a guest-starring role on...
    June 14, 2013 - TV Guide
  • The lost cousins of Homo sapiens in Asia and the South Pacific
    The lost cousins of Homo sapiens in Asia and the South Pacific
    June 14, 2013 - Scientific American via Yahoo! News
  • Lost girls found safe
    Police/Fire Lost girls found safe Four girls were found safe after they were lost in the woods for a short time behind their Crockery Township home. Becky Vargo crockery township Jun 13, 2013 googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display("dfp-ad-ght300x250"); }); The girls, ages 7-11, were lost in the woods behind their home on Hickory Street early Thursday evening. Police and firefighters ...
    June 13, 2013 - Grand Haven Tribune

  • Oscar Tabarez in Washington Post
    And we want to make more history in the final.Somebody will.Spain faces the Netherlands on Sunday at Soccer City in Johannesburg, ensuring a first-time champion. The Dutch, who beat Uruguay 3-2 on Tuesday night, have lost in their only two trips to... Joachim Loew http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joachim_L%C3%B6w&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGeOYlq4743nDVlglqQcotqHnUzCw Financial News USA (press release) http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.financialnewsusa.com/more/37-sports/16366-puyols-header-enough-to-advance-spain-to-first-world-cup-final&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEE19AJHQNZen5t7svlOKOj5-sxmQ Jul 7, 2010 59399 79233 lost From minute one he had a problem," Tabarez said. "I'm not dumb enough to take him out at 3-1 when the match wasn't lost. He was injured and could not continue."

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