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Definitions of lose

The word "lose" uses 4 letters: elos.

v. t. - To part with unintentionally or unwillingly, as by accident, misfortune, negligence, penalty, forfeit, etc.; to be deprived of; as, to lose money from one's purse or pocket, or in business or gaming; to lose an arm or a leg by amputation; to lose men in battle. 2

v. t. - To cease to have; to possess no longer; to suffer diminution of; as, to lose one's relish for anything; to lose one's health. 2

v. t. - Not to employ; to employ ineffectually; to throw away; to waste; to squander; as, to lose a day; to lose the benefits of instruction. 2

v. t. - To wander from; to miss, so as not to be able to and; to go astray from; as, to lose one's way. 2

v. t. - To ruin; to destroy; as destroy; as, the ship was lost on the ledge. 2

v. t. - To be deprived of the view of; to cease to see or know the whereabouts of; as, he lost his companion in the crowd. 2

v. t. - To fail to obtain or enjoy; to fail to gain or win; hence, to fail to catch with the mind or senses; to miss; as, I lost a part of what he said. 2

v. t. - To cause to part with; to deprive of. 2

v. t. - To prevent from gaining or obtaining. 2

v. i. - To suffer loss, disadvantage, or defeat; to be worse off, esp. as the result of any kind of contest. 2

Direct anagrams of lose:

oles sloe sole

Words formed by adding one letter before or after lose (in bold), or to elos in any order:

a - aloes b - boles lobes c - close coles socle d - doles lodes soled n - enols lenos noels f - floes h - helos holes hosel sheol j - joles k - koels s - loess loses sloes soles g - loges ogles o - loose oleos p - lopes poles slope r - lores loser orles roles sorel l - losel u - louse ousel v - loves solve voles w - lowes lowse x - loxes m - moles i - solei t - stole telos toles

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