Translation of lose in Spanish:
transitive verb past tense & past participle lost
- 1 1.1 (mislay) I've lost my keyhe perdido or se me ha perdido la llavedon't lose itno lo pierdasto lose one's way
que no se te pierdaperdersethey lost their way in the forestse perdieron en el bosquethe government is losing its wayel gobierno no sabe bien adónde va1.2 (be deprived of)(sight/territory/right)to lose one's voice
perderquedarse afónicoshe lost the use of her legsquedó paralíticahe'd lost a lot of bloodhabía perdido mucha sangreto have nothing to loseno tener nada que perderyou have a lot to losetienes mucho que perder1.3 (through death, disaster)(wife/men/planes)he was lost at sea
perderpereció en el marthey lost 400 troops on the first daytuvieron 400 bajas el primer díaExample sentences
Example sentences1.4 (fail to keep)
- And to those who have lost relatives and friends, be assured that you are not forgotten.
- Many cats belong to elderly, lonely people, their only companion is their furry feline. To them the loss of their beloved friend is akin to losing a close relative.
- Mary, like the other voluntary members of the group, has a personal interest in the fight against cancer losing relatives and friends to the disease.
(customers/popularity/speed)I've lost everything I had
- The ship had 5 officers and 33 men on board when sunk, of whom 2 officers and 24 men were lost.
- Twelve men were lost and the ship abandoned; she later sank while under tow in the South Atlantic.
- Her entire ship's company of 30 men were lost.
perderlo he perdido todoshe's lost her figureha perdido la siluetathe pot has lost its lidse ha perdido la tapa de la cacerolathe novel lost a lot in translationla novela perdió mucho con la traducción or al ser traducidaI've lost a lot of my Germanse me ha olvidado mucho el alemán que sabíato lose somebody/something
tosomebody/somethingwe have lost many clients to our competitorsmuchos de nuestros clientes se han pasado a la competenciawe are losing our best teachers to industrylos mejores profesores se nos están yendo a trabajar a la industriaExample sentences1.5 (rid oneself of)
(bitterness/inhibitions)to lose weight
- We lost the car keys before and I used the mini torch to help me find them again.
- They are reminded of what they have been missing, what has been long lost or forgotten.
- It's been lost, of course, in all the wanderings and dissolutions, which is sad.
perder pesoExample sentences1.6 (shake off)
- They need to lose that awful voiceover.
- Oh, thank God, we get to lose that awful two-tone weave!
- You need to lose that creep before he pressures you into more things you don't want to do.
deshacerse deExample sentences1.7 (lose sight of)
perder de vistaExample sentences1.8 (confuse) you've lost me there!
- He ducked and dodged around the buildings, trying to lose his pursuers but they managed to stay on his tail.
- He realised now that he would never lose such a determined pursuer in these corridors.
- There were no more trees with which to lose his pursuers, only a stretch of stone, snow dunes, and mountainside.
no entiendo1.9 (cause to lose)
- So, arriving ahead of time, I lose myself for 10 minutes down a path really called Dunwoman's Lane.
- To add to their difficulties, when they were far advanced among the hills, their guide lost the road, and was never able to regain it.
- But at Reelsville they lost the Road. He wrote, "Not a track was to be seen on the smooth green turf beneath the tall, shady oak trees."
no te sigocostartheir hesitation lost them the contract
hacer perderla falta de decisión les costó or les hizo perder el contratoExample sentences1.10 (miss)
(train/flight/connection)1.11 (let pass)
- 'Being female lost me my job'.
- Spending time in an alcohol detox centre lost me my career with the federal government.
- Off I went into another manic episode, one that lost me my first job as a social worker, due to my instability.
perder(time/opportunity)there is no time/not a minute to lose
perderno hay tiempo/un minuto que perdermy watch loses three minutes every daymi reloj (se) atrasa tres minutos por díaExample sentences
- It is certainly an issue I raised at the time, but time has passed and that opportunity has been lost.
- Outside the project this investment opportunity may well be lost.
- But trains would have to reverse on departure from both, so any advantage would be completely lost.
- 2 (fail to win)(game/battle/election)
- 1 1.1 (be beaten)(team/contestant/party)they're losing 3-1
perdervan perdiendo 3 a 1to lose
tosomebodyperder1.2 frente aalguienalso: losing present participle(team/party)to be on the losing side
perdedorser de los perdedoresI've been dealt a losing handme han dado una mano que tiene todas las de perderExample sentences
- New Jersey took a 21-point lead into the final period of that contest yet lost the game.
- Something had to give in the Premiership game of the day when undefeated Aberdeen took on a Melrose team who have gone four games without losing a match.
- The Cork side have lost all four games to date, so on all known form this should result in a Naas victory.
- 2 2.1 (suffer losses) to lose on a dealsalir perdiendo en un negocio2.2 (be less effective) the poem loses in translationel poema pierde con la traducción or al ser traducidoExample sentences
- Schools from deprived areas are still losing a proportion of their pupils, probably those with higher parental support and motivation and hence are even more deprived.
- If family support disappears and a patient loses housing or a job or both, what can the clinician do?
- But you know, the manufacturing jobs disappear, you lose control over your space.
- To the best of my knowledge it still loses money so why spend even more money breaking the company up even further.
- For the race promoter, every single event is a gamble between losing money, earning money, or just breaking even.
- This column has always argued that economic freedom and the opportunity to make, spend and lose money is central to a creative society.
- It also depends on the constancy of its rate; meaning, that a watch gains or loses the exact same amount of time each day.
- They gradually fell out of step, with one clock losing 5 seconds a day in relation to the other.
- Unfortunately the watch loses 11 seconds a day.
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