Translation of perder in English:

perder

vt

  • 2 (ser la ruina de) lo perdió la curiosidad his curiosity was his undoing o his downfall

vi

perderse v pron

  • 1 1.1 (extraviarse) [persona/objeto] to get lost siempre me pierdo en esta ciudad I always get lost in this town no te pierdas, llámanos de vez en cuando don't lose touch, call us now and then (+ me/te/le etc) se le perdió el dinero he's lost the money guárdalo bien para que no se te pierda keep it safe so you don't lose it no hay por dónde perderse (Chi) [familiar/colloquial] there's no question about it
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    1.2 (desaparecer) to disappear se perdió entre la muchedumbre she disappeared into the crowd
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    Definition of disappear in:
    1.3 (en un tema, una conversación) cuando se ponen a hablar rápido me pierdo when they start talking quickly I get lost me distraje un momento y me perdí my attention wandered for a moment and I lost the thread las cifras son tan enormes que uno se pierde the figures are so huge that they start to lose all meaning empieza otra vez, ya me perdí start again, you've lost me already 1.4 (en una prenda, un espacio) te pierdes en ese vestido you look lost in that dress los sillones quedan perdidos en ese salón tan grande the armchairs are rather lost in such a big sitting room
  • 3 [persona] 3.1 (acabar mal) to get into trouble, lose one's way [literary/literario]
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    3.2 (Per) [familiar/colloquial], (prostituirse) to go on the streets o the game [colloquial/familiar]

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