lose translate English to Spanish: Cambridge Dictionary

Translation of "lose" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb /luːz/ ( past tense, past participle lost /lost/)
to stop having; to have no longer
She has lost interest in her work I have lost my watch He lost hold of the rope.
to have taken away from one (by death, accident etc)
She lost her father last year The ship was lost in the storm He has lost his job.
to put (something) where it cannot be found
My secretary has lost your letter.
not to win
I always lose at cards She lost the race.
to waste or use more (time) than is necessary
He lost no time in informing the police of the robbery.
loser noun a person who loses
The losers congratulated the winners.
loss /los/ noun the act or fact of losing
She was suffering from loss of memory He was mourning the loss (= death) of his friend.
something which is lost
It was only after he was dead that we realized what a loss he was.
the amount (especially of money) which is lost
This month the company recorded a loss of £550, 000.
lost adjective missing; no longer to be found
a lost ticket.
not won
The game is not lost until the final whistle.
wasted; not used properly
a lost opportunity.
no longer knowing where one is, or in which direction to go
I don’t know whether to turn left or right – I’m lost.
at a loss not knowing what to do, say etc
de una pieza, sin palabras
He was at a loss for words to express his gratitude.
a bad/good loser noun someone who behaves badly or well when he loses a game etc.
mal/buen perdedor
lose oneself in phrasal verb to have all one’s attention taken up by
sumergirse en
He lost himself in a book.
lose one’s memory to stop being able to remember things
perder la memoria
As he got older, he began to lose his memory.
lose out phrasal verb to suffer loss or be at a disadvantage
salir perdiendo
We lost out when we didn’t buy a house at a time when property was much cheaper than it is now.
lost in phrasal verb having one’s attention wholly taken up by
perdido en
She was lost in thought.
lost on wasted, having no effect, on
no tener efecto
The joke was lost on her.
lost property noun (British) things that people have accidentally left in a public place and are kept until they are collected by the people who lost them.
objetos perdidos
(British ) a place where things are kept that have been accidentally left by people in a public place; lost-and-found (American)
Oficina de Objetos Perdidos
to lose (not loose) the match.
(Definition of lose from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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