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English definition of “lost”

lost

adjective
 
 
/lɒst/
PERSON A2 not knowing where you are or where you should go: I got lost on the way.Losing and lossWinning and losing
OBJECT B1 If something is lost, no one knows where it is: Things tend to get lost when you move house. Lost: black cat with white paws.Losing and lossWinning and losingUnavailable and inaccessiblePresent
NEW SITUATION not knowing what to do in a new situation: It was his first day in the office and he seemed a bit lost.Confusion, confusing and feeling confused
be lost without sb/sth informal to be unable to live or work without someone or something: She's lost without her computer.Coping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduring
be lost on sb If a joke or remark is lost on someone, they do not understand it.Useless and futileUnderstanding and comprehending
Get lost! informal an impolite way of telling someone to go away → See also long-lostDeparting
(Definition of lost adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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