Meaning of “lose out” in the English Dictionary

"lose out" in Business English

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lose out

phrasal verb with lose uk /luːz/ us 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)