lost

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Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
lost

Comparative
more lost

Superlative
most lost

  1. If you are lost you do not know where you are. You might not know how to get home.
    I was lost in the woods for a week.
  2. If something is lost you do not know where it is.
    My phone is lost.
  3. If something is lost it is gone. It might not exist any more.
    All my hope is lost.
  4. If something is lost it has failed.
    Trying to reach her is a lost cause.

Verb[change]

Plain form
lose

Third-person singular
loses

Past tense
lost

Past participle
lost

Present participle
losing

  1. The past tense of lose.
    I lost my phone at work.
    We lost the game.
  2. The past participle of lose.
    The game was lost to the other team.