hacer perder

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hacer perder
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to make ... lose
La muerte de su niño le hizo perder la cabeza.The death of his child made him lose his mind.
b. to waste (time)
No quiero hacerte perder el tiempo.I don't want to waste your time.
c. to dampen (feeling)
Los hábitos poco saludables de Joe le hicieron a Serena perder interés en él.Joe's unhealthy habits dampened Serena's interest in him.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
El golpe me hizo perder el conocimiento.The blow knocked me out.
La guerra me hizo perder a toda mi familia.War wiped out all my family.
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