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English definition of “lose”

lose

verb [I or T] (BE DEFEATED)    /luːz/ (lost, lost)
B1 to fail to succeed in a game , competition , etc.: If we lose this game , we're out of the championship . They're losing 3–1. They lost to Arsenal . Everyone hates losing an argument . They hadn't lost an election in 15 years .Losing and being defeatedScoring, winning and losing in sport
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