day. To fail to keep, preserve, or maintain: to lose one's balance; to lose one's figure. Online Etymology Dictionary, 2010 Douglas Harper Idioms and Phrases with loses In addition to the idioms beginning with lose also see: Also see under losing lost. Related: Lost ; losing. The simplest way to make an important distinction between a podiatric surgeon and an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon is to clarify that an orthopedic surgeon has a Medical Degree (M.D.) and training that encompasses both orthopedic residency and an optional year of fellowship training. To give up; forfeit the possession of: to lose a fortune at the gaming table. To suffer the deprivation of: to lose one's job; to lose one's life. 2018 Examples from the Web for loses Contemporary Examples But he loses his backpack in the process and it stays with the cops as he flees down the walkway toward Brooklyn. Manfred Spitzer, Ulm, autoren, aertsen, Prof., Ad, Freiburg, aguzzi, Prof., Adriano, Zürich. Verb (used without object lost, losing. Eagle Eye, have Enough Action, Man? quot;s, ronnie: breaking into a car This is a lot harder than it looks on the Internet. To have slip from sight, hearing, attention, etc.: to lose him in the crowd. Meaning "fail to maintain" is from mid-15c. Origin of lose before 900; Middle English losen, Old English -losan; replacing Middle English lesen, itself also reflecting Old English -losan; cognate with German verlieren, Gothic fraliusan to lose. Les Cenci, performed in Paris in 1935, was an experiment too bold for its time.