- 1 1.1 (mislaid, missing) to get lostperdersehow can it have got lost?
extraviarse [formal]¿cómo puede haberse perdido?Example sentences1.2 (unable to find way)
(child/dog)to get lost
- Behind the sofa is one of the places in a home where all the lost things end up.
- I murmured a prayer to St. Anthony to find a lost paper, looked down, and my hand was on it.
- When he takes the back off to mend it, he finds the lost grand.
perdidoperderseyou can get lost very easily in these tunnels
extraviarse [formal]te puedes perder or desorientar fácilmente en estos túnelesget lost! [slang]¡vete al diablo! [colloquial]
¡andá a pasear! (River Plate area) [colloquial]Example sentences
- He got lost searching for the computer room, and when he eventually did call me back, the system had already righted itself.
- Although the team got lost driving up, they were glad they came.
- A fifth member turned up late, saying he got lost sightseeing, but the other four have not been seen.
- 2 2.1 (vanished)(civilization/arts)2.2 (dead, destroyed) [euphemistic]she thought of her lost baby
perdidopensó en el niño que había perdidoto give somebody up for o as lostdar a alguien por desaparecidoto give something up for o as lost all is not lost¡no está todo perdido!Example sentences
- Police are still undertaking further investigations and trying to recover the lost relics.
- Miserably, in trying to recover his lost childhood Jackson is depriving his own kids of theirs.
- Smokers who quit will not recover lost lung function, but the rate of decline may revert to that of a non-smoker.
- 3 3.1 (wasted)(time)to make up for lost time to be lost on somebodythese subtleties are lost on him
perdidose le escapan estas sutilezasthe joke was completely lost on her
no capta or no sabe apreciar estas sutilezasno entendió el chiste3.2 (unrealized)(output/production)
- 4 (predicative) 4.1 (confused) you're going too fast: I'm lostvas demasiado rápido y me confundo or no te sigo4.2 (at a loss)to be lost
withoutsomething/somebodyestar perdidoI'm lost without a watch/my diary sinalgo/alguienyo sin reloj/mi agenda estoy or me siento perdidoI was lost for wordsExample sentences4.3 (absorbed)to be lost
- At the moment though, I just feel rather lost and disorientated myself.
- Knowing these people helps to understand why alcohol is such a boon to the lost and the lonely.
- Tonight, I felt lost beyond anything I have felt the entire time I have been here.
insomethingestar ensimismadohe's completely lost in his book enalgoestá totalmente ensimismado en su libroshe's lost to the worldestá en otro mundolost in thoughtsumido en la reflexión
- 5 (denied, unavailable) (predicative) to be lost
tosomebody/somethingas a result of his cruelty, she was lost to him foreversu crueldad hizo que la perdiera para siempreExample sentences
- I was crying at the overwhelming sense of lost opportunity, and was probably not very good company in the bar afterwards.
- The fact he then learnt in a couple of weeks, but simply won't read books today, is an illustration of lost opportunity.
- Slow and stately movement is compounding the lost opportunities of earlier wasted years.
- 6 (morally fallen) [literary](woman/soul)
- The shrubbery was symbolic, and one particular tree was planted in memory of the Keller's lost son.
- Every year the bodies of lost soldiers of World War One (1914-1918) are being unearthed.
- Participants will place 29 illuminated lanterns -- one for each of the lost crew members -- around the Fitzgerald's original anchor.
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