lose out Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"lose out" in British English

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lose out

phrasal verb with lose uk   us   /luːz/ verb (lost, lost)
to not have an ​advantage that other ​people have: The new ​taxmeans that the ​vastmajority of ​workingpeople will ​lose out.
(Definition of lose out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lose out" in Business English

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lose out

phrasal verb with lose uk   us   /luːz/ verb (lost, lost)
[I] to not have an ​advantage that others have: lose out on sth I have ​lost out on ​tax-freeincome 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 ​pensionfunds but from the ​windfalltax.lose out to sb/sth London may be ​losing out already in the fight for ​dominance among ​Europeanexchanges.
(Definition of lose out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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