lose

Definition

verb
  1. not to have something any more
    Usage
    to lose an order
    not to get an order which you were hoping to get
    ExampleDuring the strike, the company lost six orders to American competitors.
    Usage
    to lose control of a company
    to find that you have less than 50 per cent of the shares and so are no longer able to control the company
  2. to have less money
    ExampleHe lost £25,000 in his father's computer company.
  3. to drop to a lower price
    ExamplesThe dollar lost two cents against the yen. • Gold shares lost 5 per cent on the market yesterday.
    Usage
    the pound has lost value
    the pound is worth less

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