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VOCABULARY BOOST: LOSE

The next word in our vocabulary boost series is LOSE. LOSE is a high frequency verb that can be used as a synonym of fail to keep or win, forget, not understand or waste. There are numerous collocations and phrasal verbs that are formed using LOSE.

As recommended in our START method (HERE), you should always learn vocabulary as a short phrase and relate new words to synonyms and use them. Click (HERE) and (HERE) for advice on how to learn more vocabulary and HERE for an example of a great strategy to learn new words.

VOCABULARY BOOST- LOSE

BE CAREFUL: LOSE AND MISS CAN BE VERY SIMILAR. REMEMBER WE DO NOT SAY LOSE A TRAIN OR BUS. WE USE MISS A TRAIN/BUS. See our post on miss (HERE)

 

Collocations:

To learn new collocations and word patterns you should create phrases using them and also do exercises (HERE)

Lose something

Have nothing to lose

Lose track of time

Be at a loss

Make a loss

Get lost

Lose your way

Lose control

Lose consciousness

Lose your temper = get angry

Lose your mind/marbles = go crazy

Lose hope

Lose concentration

Lose time

Lose interest in something

Lose your patience

Lose your touch – forget how to do something

 

Phrasal verbs:

The learning of phrasal verbs is best done using this method (HERE)

 

Lose out – not have an advantage/be at a disadvantage

We will lose out if we do not follow the guidelines properly

 

Lose out on – miss an opportunity

We lost out on the chance of winning the competition

 

Lose out to – not be as successful

If you cannot speak English, you will probably lose out on good job opportunities.

 

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To learn how to use LOSE you need to practice and put these words and collocations into your own words to be able to remember them.

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