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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #84559: Meanings of the word LOSE
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    Meanings of the word LOSE

    Lose is a verb: lose / loses / losing / lost

     It can mean:

    -not find: 'I've lost my keys.  Have you seen them?'

    -have something/somebody taken away: 'I can tell I'm getting older because I'm starting to lose my hair!'

    -have less: 'When I got sick, I lost interest in eating.'

    -not win: 'It's too bad they lost the game.'

    -not keep: 'That French expression loses something in translation.'

    -waste time/opportunity: 'Hurry up!  There's no time to lose!'

    -death: 'She's sad because she lost her mother recently.'

    -be confused:  'I'm sorry, you've lost me.  Who is George again?'

     Phrases with lose:

    lose consciousness = to become unconscious

    lose face = to no longer impress people or be respected by them

    lose ground = to become less popular or to be given less support

    lose out = to not have an advantage that other people have

    lose touch = to stop communicating with someone, usually because they do not live near you now

    lose heart = to stop believing that you can succeed

    lose it = to stop being able to control your emotions and suddenly start to shout, cry or laugh

    lose your touch = If you lose your touch, you can no longer do something as well as you could before

    lose sleep over/about something = to worry about something

    lose your way = to no longer know what your aim or purpose is or what to do next

    lose your temper = to suddenly become very angry

    lose your bearings = If you lose your bearings, you do not know where you are

    lose count = to not be able to remember how many times something has happened


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    1. When the accident happened, she bumped her head and then she .

    2. He was so talented but he never realized his full potential. He obviously has .

    3. Don't interrupt me or I'll !

    4. I know you're concerned about your job, but you really shouldn't worry so much about it.

    5. Mary, have you seen my keys? I've them.

    6. Dear, where are we? I'm all turned around and I've . Did you make a wrong turn?

    7. After he stole all of that money from the company, he really and nobody will even look at him.

    8. Getting your promotion is important but it's not worth .

    9. I've failed so many times at becoming a dentist that I'm beginning to .

    10. We were friends a long time ago, but we've .

    11. Years ago he was a brilliant painter, but recently he seems to have .

    12. My boss always seems to . He needs to take a course in anger management.

    13. The new food policy means that many more people will . There will be many more hungry people to feed.

    14. If you do that again, I'm really going to !

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