Lose is a verb. It means to misplace, forget, no longer find or be deprived of something or someone, or to fail to win something (that is, nawala).
- When giving a speech, do not lose your audience by using complicated language.
- The trick is not to lose momentum.
- The department secretary dropped the envelope, and loose sheets fell out.
- He wore a loose shirt.
- The guards loosed the Rottweiler on the intruders.
- The President’s SONA loosed a tide of nationalism among his hearers.
When loose as a verb means to make something less tight, it might be better to use loosen.
- He won the tournament by loosening his grip on the racquet.
- Loosen your pants so you could eat more.
Lost can be a past tense verb and an adjective.
- I lost my phone the other day (past tense verb).
- The lost boy would not stop crying (adjective describing boy).
Do check out the dictionaries for other meanings of these words. And let me know if my translations need more work (help out a Cebuana!).
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