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 for Losing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lose \Lose\ (l[=oo]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lost (l[o^]st; 115)
     p. pr. & vb. n. Losing (l[=oo]z"[i^]ng).] [OE. losien to
     loose, be lost, lose, AS. losian to become loose; akin to OE.
     leosen to lose, p. p. loren, lorn, AS. le['i]san, p. p. loren
     (in comp.), D. verliezen, G. verlieren, Dan. forlise, Sw.
     f["o]rlisa, f["o]rlora, Goth. fraliusan, also to E. loose, a
     & v., L. luere to loose, Gr. ly`ein, Skr. l[=u] to cut.
     [root]127. Cf. Analysis, Palsy, Solve, Forlorn,
     Leasing, Loose, Loss.]
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     1. To part with unintentionally or unwillingly, as by
        accident, misfortune, negligence, penalty, forfeit, etc.;
        to be deprived of; as, to lose money from one's purse or
        pocket, or in business or gaming; to lose an arm or a leg
        by amputation; to lose men in battle.
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              Fair Venus wept the sad disaster
              Of having lost her favorite dove.     --Prior.
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     2. To cease to have; to possess no longer; to suffer
        diminution of; as, to lose one's relish for anything; to
        lose one's health.
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              If the salt hath lost his savor, wherewith shall it
              be salted?                            --Matt. v. 13.
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     3. Not to employ; to employ ineffectually; to throw away; to
        waste; to squander; as, to lose a day; to lose the
        benefits of instruction.
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              The unhappy have but hours, and these they lose.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     4. To wander from; to miss, so as not to be able to and; to
        go astray from; as, to lose one's way.
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              He hath lost his fellows.             --Shak
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     5. To ruin; to destroy; as destroy; as, the ship was lost on
        the ledge.
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              The woman that deliberates is lost.   --Addison.
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     6. To be deprived of the view of; to cease to see or know the
        whereabouts of; as, he lost his companion in the crowd.
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              Like following life thro' creatures you dissect,
              You lose it in the moment you detect. --Pope.
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     7. To fail to obtain or enjoy; to fail to gain or win; hence,
        to fail to catch with the mind or senses; to miss; as, I
        lost a part of what he said.
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              He shall in no wise lose his reward.  --Matt. x. 42.
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              I fought the battle bravely which I lost,
              And lost it but to Macedonians.       --Dryden.
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     8. To cause to part with; to deprive of. [R.]
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              How should you go about to lose him a wife he loves
              with so much passion?                 --Sir W.
                                                    Temple.
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     9. To prevent from gaining or obtaining.
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              O false heart! thou hadst almost betrayed me to
              eternal flames, and lost me this glory. --Baxter.
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     To lose ground, to fall behind; to suffer gradual loss or
        disadvantage.
  
     To lose heart, to lose courage; to become timid. "The
        mutineers lost heart." --Macaulay.
  
     To lose one's head, to be thrown off one's balance; to lose
        the use of one's good sense or judgment, through fear,
        anger, or other emotion.
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              In the excitement of such a discovery, many scholars
              lost their heads.                     --Whitney.
  
     To lose one's self.
        (a) To forget or mistake the bearing of surrounding
            objects; as, to lose one's self in a great city.
        (b) To have the perceptive and rational power temporarily
            suspended; as, we lose ourselves in sleep.
  
     To lose sight of.
        (a) To cease to see; as, to lose sight of the land.
        (b) To overlook; to forget; to fail to perceive; as, he
            lost sight of the issue.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Losing \Lo"sing\, a. [See Losenger.]
     Given to flattery or deceit; flattering; cozening. [Obs.]
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           Amongst the many simoniacal that swarmed in the land,
           Herbert, Bishop of Thetford, must not be forgotten;
           nick-named Losing, that is, the Flatterer. --Fuller.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Losing \Los"ing\, a. [See Lose, v. t.]
     Causing or likely to cause a loss; as, a losing game or
     business; a losing strategy.
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           Who strive to sit out losing hands are lost. --Herbert.
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From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  losing
   adj.
  
      Said of anything that is or causes a lose or lossage. ?The compiler is
      losing badly when I try to use templates.?
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  losing
  
      Said of anything that is or causes a lose or
     lossage.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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