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lose
(pt & pp lost [lɒst])
[luːz]
transitive verb
1. perder (accidentally)
  • you have nothing to lose no tienes nada que perder
  • to lose one's voice quedarse afónico(a)
  • he had lost interest in his work había perdido el interés por su trabajo
  • it loses something in translation al traducirlo, pierde algo
  • to be lost at sea desaparecer or morir en el mar
  • the joke/the irony was lost on him no entendió el chiste/la ironía
  • my watch loses five minutes a day mi reloj se atrasa cinco minutos al día
  • that mistake lost him the match ese error hizo que perdiera el partido
  • to lose one's way, to get lost perderse
  • get lost! (familiar) ¡lárgate!, ¡piérdete!
  • to lose one's balance perder el equilibrio
  • to lose sight of something/somebody perder algo/a alguien de vista
  • you've lost me! (familiar sentido figurado) no te sigo (I don't understand)
2. (deliberately)
  • to lose weight adelgazar, perder peso
  • we lost him in the crowd le dimos esquinazo entre la multitud
  • she had lost herself in a book/in her work se quedó absorta en la lectura de un libro/en su trabajo
intransitive verb
3. perder (in contest)
  • to lose in value perder valor
lose [luːz] lost (past)
transitive verb
1 (mislay, fail to find) perder
he's always losing things siempre está perdiendo las cosas; I've lost my pen he perdido el bolígrafo; I lost him in the crowd lo perdí entre la muchedumbre
2 (be deprived of) perder
you've got nothing to lose no tienes nada que perder; you've nothing to lose by helping him no vas a perder nada ayudándole; what have you got to lose? ¿qué tienes tú que perder?; ¿qué vas a perder?; he lost £1,000 on that deal perdió 1.000 libras en ese trato; I lost my father when I was ten perdí a mi padre cuando tenía diez años; I don't want to lose you no quiero perderte
he's lost his licence le han retirado el carnet
to lose one's life perder la vida
to lose a patient no lograr salvar a un paciente
to lose the use of an arm perder el uso de un brazo
to lose one's [voice] I can't sing - I've lost my voice because of this sore throat
3 (fail to keep) perder
the poem lost a lot in the translation el poema perdió mucho en la traducción
she's lost her figure/her looks ha perdido la línea/su belleza
to lose it perder los papeles; perder el control
In a recent interview he talked about life in the spotlight of celebrity, complaining: `I've lost it, really. I throw things round the room. I might get to the stage where I actually smash up hotel rooms." For the moment the protesters seem to have lost it. They no longer have a direct line to a nation whose short-term attention has flitted off elsewhere French chic? Has Dior completely lost it? Lyle's game slumped like a pricked balloon. 'The bubble burst," he said yesterday. `I just lost it. I don't know whether it was the strain of playing high-level golf for long periods but I just couldn't play any more." to lose one's [temper]
4 (fail to win) [+game, war, election] perder
they lost the match
5 (miss)
to lose one's way perderse; perder el rumbo
English cricket has lost its way Why has the White House lost its way on tax and budget policy? the management appears to have lost its way and profit expectations have plunged SIMON FREEMAN draws an alarming picture of a Royal Family that has lost its way a little boy who lost his way in the forest I finally reached it (having lost my way three times)
6 (waste) perder
there was not a moment to lose no había ni un momento que perder
he didn't lose any [sleep] over it
I wouldn't lose any sleep over it! ¡no pierdas el sueño por ello!; ¡no te preocupes por ello!
to lose no [time]
to lose no time in doing sth
she lost no time in making up her mind se decidió enseguida; no le costó nada decidirse; I lost no time in telling him exactly what I thought of him no vacilé en decirle exactamente lo que pensaba de él
the Governor lost no time in coming to the point Byelorussians didn't exactly love Poles and lost no time in turning them over to the police
7 (get rid of) [+unwanted companion] deshacerse de; [+pursuers] zafarse de
try to lose him before you come to see us he managed to lose the detective who was following him
to lose weight perder peso; adelgazar
I lost two kilos perdí or adelgacé dos kilos
8 (fall behind) [+watch, clock] atrasarse
this watch loses five minutes every day este reloj se atrasa cinco minutos cada día
9 (cause loss of)
it lost him the job/the match le costó el puesto/el partido; le hizo perder el puesto/el partido; that deal lost me £5,000 ese negocio me costó or me hizo perder 5.000 libras
that lost us the war that mistake lost us the game his `drinking and bad ways" lost him his marriage and his job as a mechanic in Tampa
10 (confuse) confundir
you've lost me there ahora sí que me has confundido; ahora sí que no te entiendo
proceeded to blind Jim with complex formulae which lost him completely "the 'bailes' are totally different to the 'Passarela do Samba'" - "You've lost me already," he interrupted I think we lost him somewhere along the way
11
to lose o.s. in sth (a book, music, memories) ensimismarse en algo
to lose o.s. in thought she would lose herself in the music I lost myself in a book they lose themselves in drink and drugs she just loses herself in the past/in her memories For almost a quarter of a minute /Clayton lost himself in reverie, then blinked and said ... He fished the snapshot out between thumb and forefinger and then lost himself in contemplation of those faded features of a man and a boy
intransitive verb
1 [+player, team] perder
he's losing (by) two sets to one va perdiendo (por) dos sets a uno; they lost (by) three goals to two perdieron (por) tres goles a dos; to lose to sb perder contra algn
they lost to the new team Chuck mckinley lost to Rod Laver of Australia in the men's singles finals the U.S. team lost to Australia 4-3 "how did you get on?" - "we lost"
you can't lose no tienes pérdida; tienes que forzosamente salir ganando
he lost on the deal salió perdiendo en el negocio
the story did not lose in the telling el cuento no perdió en la narración
it loses in translation pierde en la traducción
2 [+watch, clock] atrasarse
Verb Conjugations for perder
Gerund: perdiendo
Participle: perdido
The irregular conjugations of this verb are in red.
Indicative
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yopierdoperdíperdíaperderíaperderé
pierdesperdisteperdíasperderíasperderás
él/ella/Ud.pierdeperdióperdíaperderíaperderá
nosotrosperdemosperdimosperdíamosperderíamosperderemos
vosotrosperdéisperdisteisperdíaisperderíaisperderéis
ellos/ellas/Uds.pierdenperdieronperdíanperderíanperderán
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