- 1 1.1 (mislaid, missing) to get losthow can it have got lost?perderseextraviarse [formal]¿cómo puede haberse perdido?Example sentences1.2 (unable to find way)
(child/dog)to get lostyou can get lost very easily in these tunnelsperderseextraviarse [formal]get lost! [slang]te puedes perder or desorientar fácilmente en estos túneles¡andá a pasear! (River Plate area) [colloquial]Example sentences
- 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.
- 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 babyto give somebody up for o as lostpensó en el niño que había perdidoto give something up for o as lost all is not lostdar a alguien por desaparecido¡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 himthe joke was completely lost on herse le escapan estas sutilezasno capta or no sabe apreciar estas sutilezas3.2 (unrealized)no entendió el chiste(output/production)
- 4 (predicative) 4.1 (confused) you're going too fast: I'm lost4.2 (at a loss) See examples:to be lostvas demasiado rápido y me confundo or no te sigo
withoutsomething/somebodyI'm lost without a watch/my diaryestar perdido sinalgo/alguienI was lost for wordsyo sin reloj/mi agenda estoy or me siento perdidoExample sentences4.3 (absorbed) See examples: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.
insomethinghe's completely lost in his bookestar ensimismado enalgoshe's lost to the worldestá totalmente ensimismado en su librolost in thoughtestá en otro mundosumido 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)Example sentences
- 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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