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  • be set at a disadvantage
    • This author really suffers in translation
  • fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind
    • I missed that remark
    • She missed his point
    • We lost part of what he said
  • retreat
  • fail to get or obtain
    • I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad
  • fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit
    • I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!
    • The company turned a loss after the first year
  • allow to go out of sight
    • The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light
  • miss from one's possessions; lose sight of
    • I've lost my glasses again!
  • place (something) where one cannot find it again
    • I misplaced my eyeglasses
  • suffer the loss of a person through death or removal
    • She lost her husband in the war
    • The couple that wanted to adopt the child lost her when the biological parents claimed her
  • fail to win
    • We lost the battle but we won the war
  • fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense
    • She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat
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