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lose British & World English

Be deprived of or cease to have or retain (something)

keep one's cool British & World English

Maintain (or fail to maintain) a calm and controlled attitude

keep track of British & World English

Keep (or fail to keep) fully aware of or informed about

find one's tongue British & World English

Be able (or unable) to express oneself after a shock

keep one's temper British & World English

Retain (or fail to retain) composure when angry

put on weight British & World English

Become fatter (or thinner)

make money hand over fist British & World English

Make (or lose or spend) money very rapidly

give ground British & World English

Retreat or lose one’s advantage during a conflict or competition

lose-lose British & World English

Of or denoting a situation which is disadvantageous or damaging to all those involved

lose face British & World English

Be humiliated or come to be less highly respected

lose out British & World English

Be beaten in competition

lose caste British & World English

Descend in the caste system, e.g. by taking employment regarded as of lower status

lose count British & World English

Forget how many of something there are, especially because the number is so high

lose flesh British & World English

Become thinner

lose touch British & World English

Cease to be in communication

lose heart British & World English

Become discouraged

lose height British & World English

(Of an aircraft) descend to a lower level in flight

lose sleep British & World English

Worry about something

lose patience British & World English

Become unable to keep one’s temper

lose no time British & World English

Do a specified thing as soon as possible

win or lose British & World English

Whether one succeeds or fails

lose the plot British & World English

Lose one’s ability to understand or cope with what is happening

lose one's rag British & World English

Lose one’s temper

lose sight of British & World English

Be no longer able to see

lose a wicket British & World English

(Of the batting side) have a batsman dismissed

lose one's way British & World English

Become unable to find one’s way

you can't lose British & World English

Used to express the belief that someone must inevitably profit from an action or undertaking

lose out in lose British & World English

Be beaten in competition

lose one's shirt British & World English

Lose all one’s possessions

lose one's figure British & World English

Lose (or retain) a slim and attractive bodily shape

lose the thread British & World English

Be unable to follow what someone is saying or remember what one is going to say next

lose caste in caste British & World English

Descend in the caste system, e.g. by taking employment regarded as of lower status

lose count in count1 British & World English

Forget how many of something there are, especially because the number is so high

lose one's grip British & World English

Become unable to understand or control one’s situation

lose one's head British & World English

Lose self-control; panic

lose sleep in lose British & World English

Worry about something

lose face in face British & World English

Be humiliated or come to be less highly respected

lose touch in touch British & World English

Cease to be in communication

lose height in lose British & World English

(Of an aircraft) descend to a lower level in flight

give ground in ground1 British & World English

Retreat or lose one’s advantage during a conflict or competition

put on weight in weight British & World English

Become fatter (or thinner)

have nothing to lose British & World English

Be in a situation that is so bad that even if an action is unsuccessful it cannot make it any worse

lose patience in patience British & World English

Become unable to keep one’s temper

lose one's way in lose British & World English

Become unable to find one’s way


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