1. misplace, mislay; forget, Inf. clean forget, not remember, disremember, have no remembrance or recollection of, Inf. draw a blank; lose sight of, lose in the crowd.
2. outstrip, overtake, overhaul, pass, lap, leave behind, leave in the dust, leave flatfooted.
3. elude, evade, escape, duck, dodge, give ] s.o.] the slip, Sl. duck and run, Sl. dog it, Sl. ditch [s.o.]Sl. throw [s.o.] off the scent, Sl. shake [s.o.] off.
4. forfeit, default, give up, Inf. give in, have enough, admit defeat, yield, yield the palm, Inf. say uncle, Inf. throw in the towel; succumb, bow to, Inf. tip the hat to, Sl. hand it to; bite or lick the dust, Sl. take the count; let slip through one's fingers, Sl. drop, Sl. kiss good-bye.
5. be defeated, get or have the worst of, come to grief, meet one's Waterloo, come off second best, Inf. lose out; fall, fall flat, Inf. fall on one's face, Sl. fall down; fail, Sl. blow it, Inf. not work out, Inf. not make it, Inf. not come off, Inf. flunk or flunk out, Sl. not hack it.
6. waste, squander, lavish, dissipate, deplete, consume, drain, pour down the drain, use up, exhaust; spend, expend, spend money like water, spend money as if it grew on trees, spend money like a drunken sailor, throw money around, run through money; fool away, fritter away, trifle away, fribble away.
7. depreciate, deteriorate, go to waste, come to nothing, come to naught, Inf. go up in smoke, Inf. go down the drain.
8. lose face
be shamed, incur disgrace, fall into disrepute, earn a bad name, lose one's good name or reputation; disgrace oneself, demean oneself, degrade oneself, debase oneself, lower oneself, stoop.
9. lose ground
fall behind, fall back, slip back, lag behind, get behind.
10. lose heart
despond, despair, give oneself up or over to despair, fall or sink into despair, lose hope, abandon hope, give up all hope; reach or plumb the depths, hit rock bottom, touch bottom, Sl. hit the pits.
11. lose one’s head
lose control, take leave of one's senses, Inf. go haywire; rage, explode, Sl. blow up, Sl. blow one's cool, Sl. blow a gasket or fuse, Sl. blow one's top or stack, Sl. flip, Sl. flip one's wig or lid, Sl. flip out, Sl. freak or freak out; fly into a passion, Inf. fly off the handle, go into hysterics, have a tantrum, have a fit, Inf. have a conniption or conniption fit, Inf. have a cat fit, Inf. hit the ceiling or roof, Sl. have a hemorrhage.

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