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The difference between “lose” and “lose”

The difference between“lose“y“lose“

“Loose“y“lose“they are easy to confuse due to inconsistency in English pronunciation.

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“Loose“ means unconstrained or unconstrained. For example:

  • loose trousers
  • loose shirt
  • loose lips

“Lose“ has three meanings:

(1) To fail to keep.

  • I will lose weight but also my hair.

(2) To fail to win.

  • I’m expected to lose this match.

(3) To fail to make or keep money.

  • I will lose a fortune.

More about“Loose“and“Lose“

The confusion between“loose“y“lose“is due to inconsistency in the pronunciation of words ending in“Him“y“or“. For example, loose (LOOSS) rhymes with rope (NOOSS) but does not choose (CHOOZ). Hear how they are pronounced“loose“y“lose“:

More about“Lose“and More Examples

The word“lose“rhymes with sleep It has the following meaning:

(1) Fail to keep (either physically or in an abstract sense), to misplace, fail to make money in a business:

  • If I lose my glasses once more this week, I am going to glue them to my head. ✔️
  • Terry had already lost one family member to the cult. He did not want to lose another. ✔️
  • The surveillance team is likely to lose the target when he enters the park. ✔️
  • “Here, geezer, if you don’t shift those clock radios, I’ll lose 300 sovs.“
    (UK slang:“shift“= sell /“sauce“= sovereigns = pounds)

(2) Fail to win:

  • Back in 2002, our pub landlord bet £10,000 on Brazil to lose against Germany in the World Cup final. ✔️
  • If you do not train during the week, you will lose on Saturday. ✔️

More about“Loose“and More Examples

“Loose“rhymes with moose It is an adjective that means“not tight“,“not dense“o“free of restrictions“. Less commonly, it can be used as a verb meaning“tie off“(for example, releasing plagues on humanity).

Example sentences with“loose“:

  • Watch your footing on this loose gravel. ✔️
    (Here,“loose“means“not dense“or“not compact.“)
  • You are advised to wear a lightweight shirt that is lose fitting. This is important to allow air circulation.
    (This should be“loose fitting.“) ❌
  • There is a dangerous dog loose on the street. ✔️
    (Here,“loose“means“free from constraint.“)

Common Terms with“Loose“and“Lose“

Here are some common terms with“loose“y“lose“:

Terms with“lose“:

  • lose a game
  • lose belly fat
  • lose hope
  • lose hair
  • lose your mind
  • lose weight
  • lose yourself

Terms with“loose“:

  • loose ends
  • loose dress
  • loose fitting
  • loose cannon
  • loose stool
  • loose perm

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