Definition Lose

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to lose (one's keys, a tennis match): to be unable to find, to no longer have (one's keys); not to win (a tennis match)
This is an irregular verb:
I lose / I lost / I have lost

I am lost (in this big city!): I can't find my way, I don't know where I am (in this big city!)
Pronunciation examples
UK: You lose everytime we play tennis.
US: And last week I lost my job.


  • "Are you a little bit lost again, 12?"
  • "my lost love."
  • "Don't get lost, you silly little thing."
  • "The duel was lost after one bite"
  • "We're lost!"
  • "As you all know, we recently lost our CEO Bruno Delavigne, and shortly afterwards our interim CEO Susan Bliss, who ran off with Bruno after a very interesting wedding in London."
  • "Horatio : Meeting my lost son!"
  • "PS: I've also lost my sense of smell again."
  • "Bruno and Horatio's Miracle Juices, a fledgling juice and smoothie bar, caused a stir last month when their "miraculous" juices allegedly cured a man of his loneliness, reunited a lost parrot with his lover, and helped settle a bitter dispute between a chicken and an egg."
  • "Edward : Goodbye Bruno, we lost you too soon"

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