lost

lost
I UK [lɒst] / US [lɔst] adjective **
1) not knowing where you are or how to get to where you want to go

We're well and truly lost.

get lost:

They decided to drive to York and ended up getting lost.

2) if something is lost, you cannot find it

The keys are lost somewhere in the house.

3) [only before noun] no longer existing, or no longer likely to exist

The strike has cost the airline £3 million in lost revenue.

a poem about lost innocence

4) lost time or chances have been wasted

The team's season has been littered with missed opportunities and lost chances.

5) [not usually before noun] not feeling confident or relaxed because you are in a new situation, for example with a group of people who you do not know

Mark looked a little lost amongst all those trendy designers.

Nothing was the same any more. I felt lost.

6) completely destroyed

The group is working to preserve old buildings that could otherwise be lost.

7) killed, especially while fighting in the armed forces
lost in battle:

a memorial to all soldiers lost in battle

lost at sea:

a ceremony to commemorate those lost at sea in the Second World War

8) [never before noun] too interested in something, or concentrating so hard on it, that you do not notice other things around you
lost in something:

Grayson became lost in the music.

lost in thought:

Martin was lost in thought and did not hear the door open.

lost to the world:

Look at them watching their video. Completely lost to the world!

9) [never before noun] unable to understand something because it is extremely complicated

I was completely lost after the first paragraph.

get/become lost (in something) — to be forgotten or not be dealt with because there are many other things to think about at the same time

These are very important issues that must not get lost in all the details.

make up/recover lost ground — to become successful again after having been delayed or having had problems

Logan hopes to recover lost ground this season after a series of disappointing defeats.


II UK [lɒst] / US [lɔst]
lose

English dictionary. 2014.

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