Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “lose out”

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)
Focus on the pronunciation of lose out

Definitions of “lose out” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More