Since the June shutdown, the owners have lost out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in operating revenues.
The Saudis lost out in the subsequent civil war to Salih and the north.
No organization could function if people left every time they lost out on a 60/40 decision.
On her way out the door, the woman whispered to me, “Sorry, you lost out to Sacks.”
But every day that passes without his diatribe appearing shows he has lost out in the struggle for his homelands future.
She probably put the letter between the leaves of the Biography and it got lost out.
I am lost out of time, I walk on alone in a world of white silence.
It would serve this country right if it lost out in this war.
Do tell me what has become of him, for I heard he was lost out in the Indian seas.
Ye don't seem ter recolleck 'bout all them years they'd lost out of their lives.
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.