Definition for lose

verb as in escape, avoid

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Example Sentences

The Cornhuskers, who returned to play Saturday, have relied on quick turnarounds between matchups in the hopes of making up their lost games.

His name was lost among the dozens of teenagers chasing the dream of playing abroad, kids contracted by first-tier clubs and toiling in the developmental flights.

With their NCAA tournament hopes flickering, the Terrapins lost, 73-65, at Xfinity Center after allowing the Buckeyes to control the game in the second half.

For the most part, as soon as one team started losing, players on that team would begin to quit, with AI players taking their position.

TNT, which broadcasts the All-Star Game, would lose big in this scenario, and Silver might face criticism for bowing to the stars’ complaints.

A lot of people ring in the New Year with vows to lose weight and exercise.

Specifically, the pilots got themselves into a high altitude stall, where the wings lose the capacity to provide lift.

The problem, says UC Davis physiologist and nutritionist Linda Bacon, is that very few people can lose weight and keep it off.

“I guess it was their first incident where they lose a plane,” said Dobersberger, the travel agent.

If anything, it would lose money gently, elegantly, hopefully not very much at one time.

There was not a moment to lose, for one well-directed shot might exterminate half of us.

That he might lose his head and 'introduce an element of sex' was conscience confessing that it had been already introduced.

Speaking with a certain dignity and using the language of the court, he said that they had not a moment to lose.

Fearing to lose his way, he bawls over the banister, and through the corridors, “Is any one there?”

When Tim hesitates he loses his temper as a sensible man should lose it—he buries it, and his indomitable good humor wins.


On this page you'll find 157 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lose, such as: drop, fail, forget, give in/give up, squander, and suffer.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.