Translation of lose in Spanish:


perder, v.

Pronunciation: /luːz//luz/

transitive verb

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    • 1.1(mislay)

      I've lost my key he perdido / se me ha perdido la llave
      • don't lose it que no se te pierda
      • to lose one's way perderse
      • they lost their way in the forest se perdieron en el bosque
      • the government is losing its way el gobierno no sabe bien adónde va
      • The customer had lost his invoice. It took him a minute to pull up the information.
      • Second is the fact that he is a most forgetful man and loses his all the time.
      • They are reminded of what they have been missing, what has been long lost or forgotten.
      • Often the end customer loses the cargo once it leaves rail-carrier control, even though it is on his own sideline in the company yard.
      • We lost the car keys before and I used the mini torch to help me find them again.
      • Forget one suitcase (which was found), imagine losing everything.
      • It's been lost, of course, in all the wanderings and dissolutions, which is sad.
      • Customers, who lose their key, are asked to choose the closest model from the hundreds of samples.

    • 1.2(be deprived of)

      (sight/territory/right) perder
      to lose one's voice quedarse afónico
      • she lost the use of her legs quedó paralítica
      • he'd lost a lot of blood había perdido mucha sangre
      • to have nothing to lose no tener nada que perder
      • you have a lot to lose tienes mucho que perder
      • Not only are they losing their jobs, they're losing their pensions as well.
      • Thousands of customers and suppliers lost money when the group collapsed into administration last year.
      • As for Tom, a clear sign when a forward has lost confidence or the appetite for the fray is when they choose to kick rather than take contact.
      • Schools in Bradford's most deprived areas could lose thousands of pounds of funding.
      • Businesses and service organizations were losing employees and customers weekly, daily, and eventually hourly.
      • This de-motivates people - as a result they leave the party, they lose enthusiasm, they cease to be active.
      • As a result, customers face losing hundreds of pounds if they no longer wish to travel.
      • But he lost his building society job because he refused to remove his eyebrow piercing.
      • Perhaps a third or more of all cropland is losing topsoil faster than new soil is forming, thereby reducing the land's inherent productivity.
      • Customers risk losing music legally downloaded from the internet if they are not aware of small-print restrictions on which machines you can play the songs.
      • I didn't dare make a move in case she got upset and I lost my free transport.
      • Workers had been warned last week that they could lose their jobs after the site lost a major contract.
      • But you know, the manufacturing jobs disappear, you lose control over your space.
      • It only takes one bad experience for you to lose a potential lifetime customer.
      • Schools from deprived areas are still losing a proportion of their pupils, probably those with higher parental support and motivation and hence are even more deprived.
      • It's been upsetting because we have lost a lot of our local customers, who are our main supporters.
      • If family support disappears and a patient loses housing or a job or both, what can the clinician do?
      • Speaking from Paris, he said he was relieved at the outcome but still upset at having lost his job.
      • Customers stood to lose a large proportion of their capital because the value of the 30 companies plunged as the stock market nosedived.
      • Players will lose time and money, people will lose jobs, and customers will lose their product.

    • 1.3(through death, disaster)

      (wife/planes/men) perder
      he was lost at sea pereció en el mar
      • they lost 400 troops on the first day tuvieron 400 bajas el primer día
      • Forty additional men were lost either from gunfire or tragic mishap.
      • Grief and pride bind the families who lost their sons, fathers, brothers, or husbands to war.
      • Too many of us lose our mothers, sisters, daughters and friends to this disease.
      • It seems that every week a friend of mine loses a parent.
      • For the thousands who had lost relatives or friends, it had the effect of a further slap in the face.
      • What about the countless German families who lost their sons and husbands during the conflict?
      • Many cats belong to elderly, lonely people, their only companion is their furry feline. To them the loss of their beloved friend is akin to losing a close relative.
      • Twelve men were lost and the ship abandoned; she later sank while under tow in the South Atlantic.
      • Many of my friends, and my wife, lost grandparents during their twenties too.
      • A friend of mine recently lost his mother to cancer after she was hospitalized for one year.
      • The ship had 5 officers and 33 men on board when sunk, of whom 2 officers and 24 men were lost.
      • Charlie survived the war unhurt, although he lost many relatives and close friends.
      • It is far more tragic for parents to lose a child from a sudden death; it leaves them with many unsaid things and feelings of regret.
      • While attempting rescue a small boat manned by local men capsized and four men were lost.
      • The death of any relative is devastating but to lose three grandchildren in tragic circumstances is more than most of us could bear.
      • And to those who have lost relatives and friends, be assured that you are not forgotten.
      • She lost her daughter and husband in an accident and at the time she was pregnant and miscarried.
      • In recent years, he has lost a relative and a friend to the disease.
      • And for my mother, this is a double loss, she has lost her friend, sister and daughter.
      • Her entire ship's company of 30 men were lost.
      • The pair were both touched by the work of the specialist ward when they lost children to premature deaths.
      • My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all the families who have lost sons and husbands, fathers, brothers.
      • It was so horrible not only losing my father, but losing my closest friend too!
      • Both my parents lost relatives very dear to them, and the wider circle of relations has suffered some tough times too.
      • Subsequently it became known that a second lifeboat and her crew were lost in the heroic attempt to relieve the same vessel.
      • Mary, like the other voluntary members of the group, has a personal interest in the fight against cancer losing relatives and friends to the disease.

    • 1.4(fail to keep)

      (popularity/customers/speed) perder
      I've lost everything I had lo he perdido todo
      • she's lost her figure ha perdido la línea
      • the pot has lost its lid se ha perdido la tapa de la cacerola
      • the novel lost a lot in translation la novela perdió mucho con la traducción / al ser traducida
      • I've lost a lot of my German se me ha olvidado mucho el alemán que sabía
      • to lose sb/sth to sb/sth
      • we have lost many clients to our competitors muchos de nuestros clientes se han pasado a la competencia
      • we are losing our best teachers to industry los mejores profesores se nos están yendo a trabajar a la industria

    • 1.5(rid oneself of)

      (bitterness/inhibitions) perder
      to lose weight perder peso
      • You need to lose that creep before he pressures you into more things you don't want to do.
      • Oh, thank God, we get to lose that awful two-tone weave!
      • They need to lose that awful voiceover.

    • 1.6(shake off)

      (pursuer) deshacerse de
      • There were no more trees with which to lose his pursuers, only a stretch of stone, snow dunes, and mountainside.
      • He ducks into an alleyway in an attempt to lose his pursuers, but before he can scurry over a low wall, they catch up.
      • He ducked and dodged around the buildings, trying to lose his pursuers but they managed to stay on his tail.
      • Once there, the gunman hoped to lose his pursuers in the maze of large buildings.
      • He realised now that he would never lose such a determined pursuer in these corridors.

    • 1.7(lose sight of)

      perder de vista
      • But at Reelsville they lost the Road. He wrote, "Not a track was to be seen on the smooth green turf beneath the tall, shady oak trees."
      • Heather pushed her way through a dense growth of rhododendrons; she had completely lost the path now.
      • As for me, well my love for New York runs so deep that I would gladly have lost myself in the city and stayed forever!
      • Eventually emerging onto St James's Road, we lost the path.
      • To add to their difficulties, when they were far advanced among the hills, their guide lost the road, and was never able to regain it.
      • I began to turn away, back towards the forest that I was sure to lose myself in, but he called out in urgency.
      • For several days we lost ourselves in the labyrinth of the old centre.
      • So, arriving ahead of time, I lose myself for 10 minutes down a path really called Dunwoman's Lane.

    • 1.8(confuse)

      you've lost me there! no te sigo

    • 1.9(cause to lose)

      hacer perder
      their hesitation lost them the contract la falta de decisión les costó / les hizo perder el contrato
      • But it's a game that might lose you just as many regular readers as it gets you.
      • Spending time in an alcohol detox centre lost me my career with the federal government.
      • His plea of insanity lost him his job, and his credibility.
      • Off I went into another manic episode, one that lost me my first job as a social worker, due to my instability.
      • 'Being female lost me my job'.
      • He fulfilled his duties conscientiously, but his support for the proclamation of the district as a city lost him his seat in 1950.

    • 1.10(miss)

      (train/connection/flight) perder
      • It would be a great shame for this opportunity to be lost, mostly on the grounds of increased traffic.
      • Just when it seemed we were getting the go ahead, it looks like this opportunity might be lost.
      • Tying up an opponent is usually good, but it also ties up one of yours which can lose a valuable scoring opportunity.
      • The opportunity that was lost was the opportunity to challenge the Local Plan.
      • A great opportunity has been lost which would have rid our game of cynical fouling.
      • Some might operate on or near the surface, losing much of their advantage.
      • Unfortunately, she was gone in a blink of an eye and the opportunity to speak was lost.
      • If the idea of buying a sugar company scared the growers, losing such an opportunity was worse.
      • He repeated that it was time all worked together to ensure that we did not lose such a real opportunity for the West of Ireland.
      • It is certainly an issue I raised at the time, but time has passed and that opportunity has been lost.
      • Both chances have been lost - the first in part, the second it seems conclusively.
      • But trains would have to reverse on departure from both, so any advantage would be completely lost.
      • Many such opportunities would be lost if the market for generic phonenames did not exist.
      • For without it, the developing world and the millions in it who live in extreme poverty will lose the best chance they have of improving their lot in life.
      • That opportunity has been forever lost, to the relief of those who would now live under its flight path.
      • Was I saying that I needed to move faster, or else I would lose all of my chances?
      • Outside the project this investment opportunity may well be lost.
      • Out in the hallway Tim cursed silently as the gunfire sounded, knowing that their slim advantage had just been lost.
      • An opportunity will be lost, and proper democracy will remain just that bit further out of reach.
      • But, if we continue to bury our heads in the sand then these opportunities will be lost.

    • 1.11(let pass)

      (opportunity/time) perder
      there is no time/not a minute to lose no hay tiempo/un minuto que perder
      • my watch loses three minutes every day mi reloj (se) atrasa tres minutos por día

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    (fail to win)
    (battle/election/game) perder

intransitive verb

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    (be beaten)
    (team/contestant/party) perder
    they're losing 3-1 van perdiendo 3 a 1
    • to lose to sb perder frente a algn
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    (party/team) perdedor
    to be on the losing side ser de los perdedores
    • I've been dealt a losing hand me han dado una mano que tiene todas las de perder
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    (suffer losses)
    to lose on a deal salir perdiendo en un negocio
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    (be less effective)
    the poem loses in translation el poema pierde con la traducción / al ser traducido
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    (clock/watch) atrasar
    (clock/watch) atrasarse

reflexive verb

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    to lose oneself (in sth) ensimismarse (en algo)