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Translation of "lose" - English-Spanish dictionary

lose

verb /luːz/ ( past tense, past participle lost /lost/)
to stop having; to have no longer perder She has lost interest in her work I have lost my watch He lost hold of the rope. to have taken away from one (by death, accident etc) perder She lost her father last year The ship was lost in the storm He has lost his job. to put (something) where it cannot be found perder My secretary has lost your letter. not to win perder I always lose at cards She lost the race. to waste or use more (time) than is necessary perder He lost no time in informing the police of the robbery. loser noun a person who loses perdedor The losers congratulated the winners. loss /los/ noun the act or fact of losing pérdida She was suffering from loss of memory He was mourning the loss (= death) of his friend. something which is lost pérdida It was only after he was dead that we realized what a loss he was. the amount (especially of money) which is lost pérdida This month the company recorded a loss of £550, 000. lost adjective missing; no longer to be found perdido a lost ticket. not won perdido The game is not lost until the final whistle. wasted; not used properly perdido a lost opportunity. no longer knowing where one is, or in which direction to go perdido I don’t know whether to turn left or right – I’m lost. at a loss not knowing what to do, say etc de una pieza, sin palabras He was at a loss for words to express his gratitude. a bad/good loser noun someone who behaves badly or well when he loses a game etc. mal/buen perdedor lose oneself in phrasal verb to have all one’s attention taken up by sumergirse en He lost himself in a book. lose one’s memory to stop being able to remember things perder la memoria As he got older, he began to lose his memory. lose out phrasal verb to suffer loss or be at a disadvantage salir perdiendo We lost out when we didn’t buy a house at a time when property was much cheaper than it is now. lost in phrasal verb having one’s attention wholly taken up by perdido en She was lost in thought. lost on wasted, having no effect, on no tener efecto The joke was lost on her. lost property noun (British) things that people have accidentally left in a public place and are kept until they are collected by the people who lost them. objetos perdidos (British ) a place where things are kept that have been accidentally left by people in a public place; lost-and-found (American) Oficina de Objetos Perdidos to lose (not loose) the match.
(Definition of lose from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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