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Lahla - Lose

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Lahla is a Xitsonga word meaning "Lose" in English. Item has no rating. Help improve content quality by rating below or sending a suggestion

Definition of lose
- Lose v
- 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" [ant: {keep}]
- Fail to win; "We lost the battle but we won the war" [ant: {win}]
- 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"
- Place (something) where one cannot find it again; "I misplaced my eyeglasses" [syn: {misplace}, {mislay}]
- Miss from one's possessions; lose sight of; "I've lost my glasses again!" [ant: {find}]
- Allow to go out of sight; "The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light"
- 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" [syn: {turn a loss}] [ant: {profit}, {break even}]
- Fail to get or obtain; "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad" [ant: {acquire}]
- Retreat [syn: {fall back}, {drop off}, {fall behind}, {recede}] [ant: {gain}]
- 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" [syn: {miss}]
- Be set at a disadvantage; "This author really suffers in translation" [syn: {suffer}] [also: {lost}]
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