lose

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lose is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
lose

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Plain form
lose

Third person singular
loses

Simple past
lost

Past participle
lost

Present participle
losing

  1. (transitive) When you lose something, you don't know where it is.
    The boy lost his book some place between home and school.
    The man has lost his keys and was locked out of the house.
  2. (transitive) In games, you lose when others do better than you.
    He lost the card game because he didn't know the rules.

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