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"lost" in British English

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lostadjective

uk   /lɒst/  us   /lɑːst/
  • lost adjective (PLACE UNKNOWN)

A2 not knowing where you are and how to get to a place: I got lost in the New York subway system. You look lost - can I help you?
B1 If something is lost, no one knows where it is: Things tend to get lost when you move. Lost: black cat with white paws. Mikey turned up with the lost book.

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(Definition of lost from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lost" in American English

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lostadjective

 us   /lɔst/
  • lost adjective (CANNOT BE FOUND)

(of a person) unable to find your way, or (of an item) not to be found: a lost child/pet/earring We got lost on the way home. fig. I’d be lost without you (= I would not know what to do).
  • lost adjective (CONFUSED)

confused, or not able to understand or appreciate: His explanation was so complicated, I got lost after the first example. Everyone else thought it was funny, but that joke was lost on me.

lost

 us   /lɔst/
  • lost (LOSE)

past simple and past participle of lose
(Definition of lost from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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