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verb
  1. 1
    to stop having something because it has been taken from you or destroyed

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    1. a.
      to stop having someone working for or with you because they have left

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  2. 2
    to be unable to find someone or something

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  3. 4
    to have less of something than before because some of it has gone

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    1. a.
      to become thinner and weigh less

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  4. 6
    to not have the natural ability to see, hear, remember, etc. anymore

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  5. 7
    to not have part of your body anymore, for example because of an accident, illness, or age

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  6. 8
    to stop having a positive feeling, quality, or attitude

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