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Meaning of lose

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  lose
      v 1: fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either
           physically or in an abstract sense; "She lost her purse
           when she left it unattended on her seat" [ant: {hold on},
           {keep}]
      2: fail to win; "We lost the battle but we won the war" [ant:
         {win}]
      3: suffer the loss of a person through death or removal; "She
         lost her husband in the war"; "The couple that wanted to
         adopt the child lost her when the biological parents claimed
         her"
      4: place (something) where one cannot find it again; "I
         misplaced my eyeglasses" [syn: {misplace}, {mislay}, {lose}]
      5: miss from one's possessions; lose sight of; "I've lost my
         glasses again!" [ant: {find}, {regain}]
      6: allow to go out of sight; "The detective lost the man he was
         shadowing after he had to stop at a red light"
      7: fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to
         profit; "I lost thousands of dollars on that bad
         investment!"; "The company turned a loss after the first
         year" [syn: {lose}, {turn a loss}] [ant: {break even},
         {profit}, {turn a profit}]
      8: fail to get or obtain; "I lost the opportunity to spend a
         year abroad" [ant: {acquire}, {gain}, {win}]
      9: retreat [syn: {fall back}, {lose}, {drop off}, {fall behind},
         {recede}] [ant: {advance}, {gain}, {gain ground}, {get
         ahead}, {make headway}, {pull ahead}, {win}]
      10: fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind; "I
          missed that remark"; "She missed his point"; "We lost part
          of what he said" [syn: {miss}, {lose}]
      11: be set at a disadvantage; "This author really suffers in
          translation" [syn: {suffer}, {lose}]


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