Synonyms of lose

Verb


1. lose

usage: 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"

2. lose

usage: fail to win; "We lost the battle but we won the war"

3. lose, suffer

usage: 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. misplace, mislay, lose, put, set, place, pose, position, lay

usage: place (something) where one cannot find it again; "I misplaced my eyeglasses"

5. lose

usage: miss from one's possessions; lose sight of; "I've lost my glasses again!"

6. lose

usage: allow to go out of sight; "The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light"

7. lose, turn a loss

usage: 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"

8. lose

usage: fail to get or obtain; "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad"

9. fall back, lose, drop off, fall behind, recede, regress, retrograde, retrogress

usage: retreat

10. miss, lose

usage: 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"

11. suffer, lose, worsen, decline

usage: be set at a disadvantage; "This author really suffers in translation"

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