He's always losing his car keys.
An example of lose is to misplace your car keys.
An example of lose is to play in a soccer game and score the least amount of points.
Lost the game; lost the court case.
Don't lose a chance to improve your position.
We lost the plane in the fog. I lost her when she started speaking about thermodynamics.
Lost five pounds.
Lose one's way.
Failure to reply to the advertisement lost her the job.
I lost my way in the forest.
I've lost five pounds this week.
She lost all her sons in the war.
I lost a part of what he said.
Lost his temper at the meeting; is losing supporters by changing his mind.
Lost a week in idle occupations.
Both planes were lost in the crash.
To lose one's keys.
To lose one's temper, to lose speed.
It lost him his job.
Investors who lost heavily on the firm's stock.
Our team lost in overtime.
To lose unwanted weight.
To lose one's chance.
To lose a game.
To lose time.
To be lost in reverie.
A watch that loses two minutes a day.
- To become very angry or emotionally upset.
- To become deranged or mentally disturbed.
- To become less capable or proficient; decline:He can still play tennis well. He hasn't lost it yet.
- To miss (an opportunity, for example).
- To operate too slowly. Used of a timepiece.
- To delay advancement.
- to fail to maintain one's composure, as by an outburst of anger, laughter, etc.
- to suffer temporary or permanent diminution of one's ability, skill, etc.The pitcher lost it in the sixth inning.
- to lose one's way; go astray; become bewildered
- to become absorbedTo lose oneself in a good novel.
- to disappear from view or notice
- to fail; be unsuccessful
- to fail to win, gain, or take advantage of
Origin of lose
- Middle English losen from Old English losian to perish from los loss leu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English losen, from Old English losian.