What is the
difference between Loose and Lose?
What is the difference between Loose and Lose? :
) Freedom from control
Not tied up, packed or contained in something
He carried his coins loose in his trouser pocket.
That dog is dangerous. Do not leave it loose.
) Vague, not exact
Do not indulge in loose thinking.
) Physically slack
He has loose skin.
She has loose bowels. (She suffers from diarrhea.)
) (Talk, behavior, etc…) not sufficiently controlled
I detest your loose talk.
He leads a loose and dissolute life.
Is she a loose woman?
) Have something / someone taken away by accident, misfortune, death, etc…
He lost his leg in an accident.
He lost both his sons in the war.
She has just lost her husband.
) No longer have or maintain
I have lost interest in war.
I warn you. I am rapidly losing patience.
) Become unable to find
I have lost my keys.
He lost his wife in the crowd.
) Fail to obtain or catch something
His words were lost in the applause.
) Be no longer understood by someone
I am afraid you have lost me.
) Elude, escape from something / someone
The dacoits managed to lose the police in the darkness.
) Fail to win
They lost their match.
They won the battle but lost the war.
We lost the resolution in the parliament.
) Forfeit something
The Socialist Party candidate lost his deposit.
) Waste time, etc…
He lost ten minutes through having to change a tyre.
There is no time to lose.
) Become poorer as a result of something
You will lose nothing by telling the truth.
We lost a lot on that deal.
Poetry loses something in translation.
) Cause someone to be without or forfeit something
His carelessness lost him the job.
Such behaviour will lose you everyone’s sympathy.
) (Watch or clock) go too slowly
A good watch neither gains nor loses.
This clock loses five minutes a day.
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