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verb as in escape, avoid

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A beanie that’s not scratchyWhile it isn’t quite true that you lose half your body temperature through your head, covering your noggin is still pretty important in cold weather.

He’s also fumbled four times in those 40 touches, losing two of them.

Over that same period, an additional 410,000 lives were lost, the majority of which were in lower- or middle-income countries.

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You don’t have much to lose, so you might as well turn exposure alerts on.

Later that year, he helped TSM win the summer split playoffs and secure a top seed to Worlds, where they lost in the quarterfinals.

But he loses his backpack in the process and it stays with the cops as he flees down the walkway toward Brooklyn.

The problem comes at this point because the liquid loses its potency within an hour even in ideal conditions.

Interpreted more broadly, the phrase loses meaning: what constitutes the necessary threshold of realism?

Lady eventually does engage in a street fight, and loses, which surprises and horrifies Mariame and the gang.

“The Intercept loses its editor in chief as First Look crumbles,” read a typical headline on the news site.

The player to his right holds eight, the player to his left has only six—the right side wins, the left side loses.

I have dwelt on this as an illustration of how irrecoverably a man loses his manhood when he is made a God.

It loses all its value just as soon as there is enough of it to satisfy, and over-satisfy the wants of humanity.

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

He loses sight of the supreme fact that after all, in its own poor, clumsy fashion, the machine does work.


On this page you'll find 120 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to loses, such as: suffer, squander, drop, fail, waste, and surrender.

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