1 not keep
be about to, be going to, be likely to, stand to

The company stands to lose if this deal falls through.

have little to, have nothing to

You have nothing to lose by telling the truth.

hate to, not bear to, not like to, not want to
cannot afford to

We could not afford to lose any more senior members of staff.

begin to
2 be defeated
hate to, not bear to, not like to, not want to
cannot afford to

This was a game that Lazio could not afford to lose.

not intend to
(not) deserve to
be expected to

We lost against Albyn College.


We lost by five goals to two.


There was really no shame in losing to Norton at that stage of his career.

win or lose

Win or lose, the important thing is to remain calm.

lose out

Many of the canal children were constantly on the move, and lost out on regular schooling.


Our company lost out to one that could offer a lower price.

Lose is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑party, ↑team, ↑watch
Lose is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ability, ↑accent, ↑admiration, ↑ally, ↑altitude, ↑appeal, ↑appetite, ↑argument, ↑aura, ↑baby, ↑balance, ↑ball, ↑battle, ↑bearing, ↑belief, ↑belongings, ↑benefit, ↑bet, ↑bid, ↑blood, ↑business, ↑button, ↑capability, ↑capacity, ↑case, ↑championship, ↑chance, ↑character, ↑charm, ↑child, ↑childhood, ↑circulation, ↑citizenship, ↑clarity, ↑coherence, ↑colour, ↑command, ↑competition, ↑composure, ↑concentration, ↑confidence, ↑connotation, ↑consciousness, ↑contact, ↑contest, ↑contract, ↑control, ↑count, ↑coverage, ↑credibility, ↑crown, ↑cup, ↑custody, ↑customer, ↑debate, ↑deposit, ↑dignity, ↑dispute, ↑driving licence, ↑edge, ↑effectiveness, ↑efficiency, ↑election, ↑electricity, ↑empire, ↑employment, ↑enthusiasm, ↑erection, ↑essence, ↑esteem, ↑exemption, ↑eyesight, ↑faculty, ↑faith, ↑fat, ↑father, ↑favour, ↑feeling, ↑fervour, ↑fight, ↑figure, ↑flavour, ↑fluid, ↑focus, ↑foothold, ↑footing, ↑fortune, ↑franchise, ↑freedom, ↑friend, ↑friendship, ↑funding, ↑gamble, ↑game, ↑gloss, ↑goodwill, ↑grip, ↑habitat, ↑hair, ↑hearing, ↑heat, ↑height, ↑heritage, ↑hold, ↑hope, ↑hour, ↑husband, ↑identity, ↑illusion, ↑immunity, ↑impact, ↑impetus, ↑independence, ↑individuality, ↑influence, ↑inheritance, ↑inhibition, ↑initiative, ↑innocence, ↑integrity, ↑interest, ↑job, ↑knack, ↑kudos, ↑lead, ↑leg, ↑liberty, ↑licence, ↑life, ↑limb, ↑link, ↑livelihood, ↑look, ↑luggage, ↑magic, ↑majority, ↑mark, ↑market, ↑match, ↑meaning, ↑memory, ↑mind, ↑moisture, ↑momentum, ↑money, ↑monopoly, ↑motivation, ↑mystery, ↑nationality, ↑needle, ↑nerve, ↑office, ↑opportunity, ↑patience, ↑pension, ↑perspective, ↑place, ↑point, ↑poise, ↑popularity, ↑possession, ↑potency, ↑power, ↑prestige, ↑productivity, ↑race, ↑rally, ↑reason, ↑relative, ↑relevance, ↑reputation, ↑respect, ↑revenue, ↑rhythm, ↑right, ↑round, ↑sale, ↑sanity, ↑saving, ↑scent, ↑seat, ↑self-confidence, ↑self-control, ↑self-respect, ↑semblance, ↑seniority, ↑sensation, ↑sense, ↑series, ↑set, ↑shape, ↑share, ↑shyness, ↑sight, ↑sleep, ↑soul, ↑spark, ↑sparkle, ↑speed, ↑splendour, ↑status, ↑strength, ↑struggle, ↑subsidy, ↑suit, ↑support, ↑supremacy, ↑sympathy, ↑taste, ↑temper, ↑tender, ↑territory, ↑thread, ↑throne, ↑time, ↑title, ↑tooth, ↑toss, ↑touch, ↑trade, ↑trail, ↑train, ↑trust, ↑use, ↑usefulness, ↑vestige, ↑virginity, ↑vision, ↑vitality, ↑voice, ↑vote, ↑wallet, ↑war, ↑way, ↑wealth, ↑weight, ↑will, ↑work, ↑zest

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  • lose — [luːz] verb lost PTandPP [lɒst ǁ lɒːst] losing PRESPART [transitive] 1. to stop having something any more, or to have less of it: • The industry has lost 60,000 jobs. • After a boardroom battle, Dixon lost control of the company …   Financial and business terms

  • Lose — (l[=oo]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lost} (l[o^]st; 115) p. pr. & vb. n. {Losing} (l[=oo]z [i^]ng).] [OE. losien to loose, be lost, lose, AS. losian to become loose; akin to OE. leosen to lose, p. p. loren, lorn, AS. le[ o]san, p. p. loren (in comp.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lose — [lo͞oz] vt. lost, losing [ME losen, lesen, merging OE losian, to lose, be lost (< los, LOSS) + leosan, to lose, akin to OHG (vir)liosan, Goth (fra)liusan < IE base * leu , to cut off, separate > Gr lyein, to dissolve; L luere, to loose,… …   English World dictionary

  • lose — ► VERB (past and past part. lost) 1) be deprived of or cease to have or retain. 2) become unable to find. 3) fail to win. 4) earn less (money) than one is spending. 5) waste or fail to take advantage of. 6) ( …   English terms dictionary

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