Synonyms of lose in English:

lose


See definition of lose

verb

1‘I've lost my watch’

SYNONYMS

mislay, misplace, be unable to find

drop, forget, overlook, lose track of, leave, leave behind, fail to keep, fail to retain, fail to keep sight of

ANTONYMS

find

2‘he's lost a lot of blood but his life is not in danger’

SYNONYMS

be deprived of, suffer the loss of, no longer have, stop having

ANTONYMS

regain

3‘by this time the fans had managed to lose the police’

SYNONYMS

escape from, evade, elude, dodge, avoid, give someone the slip, shake off, throw off, throw off the scent, duck, get rid of

leave behind, outdistance, outstrip, outrun, outpace, get ahead of

informal ditch

archaic bilk

4‘she still sometimes loses her way in the maze’

SYNONYMS

stray from, wander from, depart from, go astray from, fail to keep to, fail to keep in sight

get lost, lose one's bearings

5‘he never lost an opportunity to poke fun at her’

SYNONYMS

neglect, waste, squander, fail to grasp, fail to take, fail to take advantage of, let pass, miss, forfeit, give up, ignore, disregard

informal pass up, lose out on

6‘Leeds lost twice to Rangers in the European Cup’

SYNONYMS

be defeated, be beaten, suffer defeat, be the loser, be conquered, be vanquished, be trounced, be worsted, be bested by, get the worst, have the worst, come off second-best, lose out, fail, come to grief, meet one's Waterloo

informal come a cropper, go down, take a licking


Phrases

    lose out

      ‘the town has lost out on a major tourist opportunity’

      SYNONYMS

      be unable to take advantage of, fail to benefit from

      be unsuccessful, be defeated, be the loser, be disadvantaged

      informal

      miss out on

    lose out to

      ‘Celtic have lost out to rivals Rangers’

      SYNONYMS

      be defeated by, be beaten by, be conquered by, be vanquished by, be trounced by, be worsted by, be bested by, be beaten into second place by