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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theylose out
he/she/itloses out
present participlelosing out
past tenselost out
past participlelost out
  1. to not get a benefit that someone else is getting

    The proposal is likely to be opposed by the four countries which could lose out.

    lose out to someone:

    If we don’t act quickly, we’ll lose out to another company.

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