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Denizione di  lose - dizionario di inglese del sito grammaticainglese.org - definizione traduzione e spiegazione grammaticale

Definizione monolingua lose



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

Definizione italiano>inglese lose

  cause (something) to cease to be in one's possession or capability
  (transitive) fail to win
  shed (weight)
  be unable to follow or trace (somebody or something) any longer
  fail to be the winner
  Fare in modo che qualcosa cessi di essere possessione o in capacità di un'altro dovuto a circostanze, eventi o cause sfortunate o sconosciute.
  To cause (something) to cease to be in one's possession or capability due to unfortunate or unknown circumstances, events or reasons.
  Occasione nella quale una persona è battuta o non è riuscita a guadagnare in un evento o in una posizione.
  An occassion when a person has been beaten or failed to win in an event or to a position.

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Traduzione 'veloce'

perdere |perdo |ritardare |smarrire |

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