Meaning : Fail to win.
We lost the battle but we won the war.
Meaning : 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.
Meaning : Allow to go out of sight or mind.
The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light.
Lose the crowds by climbing a mountain.
The lost tribe.
Meaning : 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.
Synonyms : turn a loss
Meaning : 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.
Synonyms : miss
Meaning : Withdraw, as from reality.
He lost himslef in his music.
Meaning : Be set at a disadvantage.
This author really suffers in translation.
The painting loses something in this light.
Synonyms : suffer