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  1. 1
    the state of not having something anymore because it has been taken from you or destroyed

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    1. a.
      used about a natural ability that you do not have anymore

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    2. b.
      used about a feeling, quality, attitude, etc. that you stop having

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  2. 3
    a failure to win a race, competition, fight, etc.

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  3. 4
    money that a person, company, organization, etc. loses when it spends more than it earns

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