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Synonyms for lose

be defeated

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mislay

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stray from

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lose out

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Synonyms for lose

to be unable to find

to suffer the loss of

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to fail to take advantage of

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to get away from (a pursuer)

Synonyms for lose

fail to keep or to maintain

suffer the loss of a person through death or removal

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place (something) where one cannot find it again

miss from one's possessions

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fail to make money in a business

fail to get or obtain

fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind

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be set at a disadvantage

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References in periodicals archive ?
Having nothing to lose does not mean we are not aware of the capabilities of our opponents.
It's no coincidence that many of Everton's best performances this season have come when the pressure has been off and the players have enjoyed the freedom of having nothing to lose, such as when coming from behind to thrillingly beat both Chelsea and Manchester United.
There's an irony in Bush's concern about Iraq's possession of weapons of mass destruction, Pena said, for an invasion could precipitate the very behavior the invasion is supposed to prevent by placing Saddam Hussein in the position of having nothing to lose.
I'm trying to just think about it from the perspective of having nothing to lose once again.
These idle invaders of private premises- many too lazy to even look for jobs - may be depicted as having nothing to lose.
Pwllheli's second-half opportunism and pace was exciting to watch, but smacked of having nothing to lose after letting the hosts rack up four first-half tries Caernarfon coach Ieuan Jones said: 'Yes, I'm relieved because we weren't mathematically safe.
The United States of America was itself born out of having nothing to lose.
If having nothing to lose means everyone going forward, all out attack and conceding five goals, you are not aware of the facts about who you are playing.
The 29-year-old father of two gives away five years of ring experience and 13 years in age to veteran IBO champion Djelti, but has the added bonus of having nothing to lose and everything to gain.
While the Connacht kingpins are keen to talk themselves up as having nothing to lose, essentially there is just as much pressure on them - if not more.
DIDIER Agathe reckons having nothing to lose could mean everything to Celtic as they look to upset the odds in the San Siro tonight.