be at a loss Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “be at a loss” in the English Dictionary

"be at a loss" in British English

See all translations

be at a loss

C2 not to ​know what to do or say: I'm at a loss to ​know how I can ​help you. It was ​unlike him to be at a loss for words.
(Definition of be at a loss from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be at a loss”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不知所措, 不知说什么…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不知所措, 不知說甚麽…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
public school

in England, an expensive type of private school (= school paid for by parents not by the government)

Word of the Day