loseverbuk us /luːz/ (lost, lost)
lose verb (NOT HAVE)
- Anyone who gambles on the stock exchange has to be prepared to lose money.
- "I'm afraid I've lost that wallet you gave me." "Well, never mind, I can easily buy you another one."
- I lost my notes so I had to make up the speech as I went along.
- He hasn't written to me recently - perhaps he's lost my address.
- He moaned with pain before losing consciousness.
lose verb (BE DEFEATED)