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Definizione monolingua e traduzione lose

Inglese grammatica



lose (third-person singular simple present loses, present participle losing, simple past and past participle lost)

  1. (transitive) To cause (something) to cease to be in ones possession or capability due to unfortunate or unknown circumstances, events or reasons.
    If you lose that ten pound note, youll be sorry.
    He lost his hearing in the explosion.
    She lost her position when the company was taken over.
    • 2011 April 15, Saj Chowdhury, “Norwich 2 - 1 Nottm Forest”, BBC Sport:
      Forest, who lost striker Kris Boyd to injury seconds before half-time, produced little after the break, with a Tyson sliced shot from 12 yards their only opportunity of note.
  2. (transitive) To have (an organ) removed from ones body, especially by accident.
    Johnny lost a tooth, but kept it for the tooth fairy.
    He lost his spleen in a car wreck.
  3. (transitive) To fail to win (a game, competition, trial, etc).
    We lost the match.
  4. (transitive) To shed (weight); to reduce.
    I’ve lost five pounds this week.
  5. (transitive) To experience the death of (someone to whom one has an attachment, such as a relative or friend).
    She lost all her sons in the war.
  6. (transitive) To be unable to follow or trace (somebody or something) any longer.
    The policeman lost the robber he was chasing.
    Mission control lost the satellite as its signal died down.
  7. (transitive, informal) To shed, remove, discard, or eliminate.
    When we get into the building, please lose the hat.
  8. (intransitive) To fail to be the winner.
    Did you win this time? - No, I lost again.
  9. Of a clock, to run slower than expected.
    My watch loses five minutes a week.
    Its already 5:30? My watch must have lost a few minutes.


  1. loose
Traduzione italiano perdere |perdo |ritardare |smarrire |

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