Bedeutung von “lose” — Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /luːz/ past tense and past participle lost

A2 to not be able to find someone or something:

I've lost my passport.
She's always losing her car keys.

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B1 to stop having someone or something that you had before:

She lost a leg in a car accident.
I hope he doesn't lose his job.
He lost his mother (= his mother died) last year.

B1 to have less of something than you had before:

She's lost a lot of weight.
He's losing his hair.
to lose your memory
NOT WIN [ I, T ]

B1 If you lose a game, competition, or election, the team or person that you are competing with wins:

Chelsea lost by a goal.
They're losing 3-1.
They hadn't lost an election in 15 years.
lose faith/interest/patience, etc

B2 to stop feeling something good:

I'm rapidly losing interest in the whole subject.
He kept on crying and I lost my patience.
I've lost faith in doctors.
TIME [ T ]

B2 If you lose a number of hours or days, you cannot work during this time:

Four million hours were lost last year through stress-related illnesses.

If a clock loses time, it goes slower than it should:

My watch loses ten minutes every day.
CONFUSE [ T ] informal

to confuse someone so that they do not understand something:

No, you've lost me there - can you explain that again?
GET RID OF informal

to take something away, usually because it looks bad:

Lose the belt, Andrea, it looks ridiculous with that dress.
lose your balance

to fall because you are leaning too much to one side

lose count of sth

to forget the exact number:

I've lost count of how many times I've called her.
lose your life

B2 to die:

Millions of young men lost their lives in the war.

(Definition von “lose” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)