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lose out

phrasal verb with lose
 
 
/luːz/ verb (lost, lost)
[I] to not have an advantage that others have: lose out on sth I have lost out on tax-free income from £1,500-worth of shares, which I need now I am retired.
to not get something that you expected or wanted: Pensioners will lose out not only from tax on pension funds but from the windfall tax.lose out to sb/sth London may be losing out already in the fight for dominance among European exchanges.
(Definition of lose out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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