Was Alan Greenspan right that the Bush-led Republicans "deserved to lose"?
He got the bit between the teeth with Rebekah Brooks when she had a go at him and realized he had nothing to lose.
Both Iran and Hizbullah will lose their most important ally in the Arab world.
“Sarah Palin, I think she has set the standard for how to lose and make millions,” he says.
Corporate backgrounding farms take in 50,000 calves a year and lose an average of 50 to death.
I don't want to lose my job, not yet, before I've seen half the Fair.'
Do this up to the limit of your capital and I will make good anything you lose.
Labor is wealth, and if we lose a fourth of our time we are one-fourth poorer.
We must support our rights or lose our character, and with it, perhaps, our liberties.
Let me assure you that he is not mistaken when he declares that there is no time to lose.
Old English losian "be lost, perish," from los "destruction, loss," from Proto-Germanic *lausa- (cf. Old Norse los "the breaking up of an army;" Old English forleosan "to lose, destroy," Old Frisian forliasa, Old Saxon farliosan, Middle Dutch verliesen, Old High German firliosan, German verlieren), from PIE root *leu- "to loosen, divide, cut apart, untie, separate" (cf. Sanskrit lunati "cuts, cuts off," lavitram "sickle;" Greek lyein "to loosen, untie, slacken," lysus "a loosening;" Latin luere "to loose, release, atone for, expiate").
Replaced related leosan (a class II strong verb whose past participle loren survives in forlorn and lovelorn), from Proto-Germanic *leusanan (cf. Old High German virliosan, German verlieren, Old Frisian urliasa, Gothic fraliusan "to lose").
Transitive sense of "to part with accidentally" is from c.1200. Meaning "fail to maintain" is from mid-15c. Meaning "to be defeated" (in a game, etc.) is from 1530s. Meaning "to cause (someone) to lose his way" is from 1640s. To lose (one's) mind "become insane" is attested from c.1500. To lose out "fail" is 1858, American English. Related: Lost; losing.
(MIT) 1. To fail. A program loses when it encounters an exceptional condition or fails to work in the expected manner.
2. To be exceptionally unesthetic or crocky.
3. Of people, to be obnoxious or unusually stupid (as opposed to ignorant).
4. Refers to something that is losing, especially in the phrases "That's a lose!" and "What a lose!"