Lose vs. Shed

Lose vs. Shed — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Lose and Shed

Loseverb

To be unsuccessful in retaining possession of; mislay

He's always losing his car keys.

Shedverb

To have (a growth or covering) be disconnected or fall off by a natural process

a tree shedding its leaves.a snake shedding its skin.a dog shedding its hair.

Loseverb

To be deprived of (something one has had)

lost her art collection in the fire.lost her job.

Shedverb

To rid oneself of (something not wanted or needed)

I shed 25 pounds as a result of my new diet.

Loseverb

To be left alone or desolate because of the death of

lost his wife.

Shedverb

To take off (an article of clothing).

Loseverb

To be unable to keep alive

a doctor who has lost very few patients.

Shedverb

To produce and release (a tear or tears).

Loseverb

To be unable to keep control or allegiance of

lost his temper at the meeting.is losing supporters by changing his mind.

Shedverb

(Archaic) To pour forth.

Loseverb

To fail to win; fail in

lost the game.lost the court case.

Shedverb

To repel without allowing penetration

A duck's feathers shed water.

Loseverb

To fail to use or take advantage of

Don't lose a chance to improve your position.

Shedverb

To diffuse or radiate; send forth or impart

a lamp that sheds a lot of light.

Loseverb

To fail to hear, see, or understand

We lost the plane in the fog. I lost her when she started speaking about thermodynamics.

Shedverb

To lose a natural growth or covering by natural process

The cats are shedding now.

Loseverb

To let (oneself) become unable to find the way.

Shednoun

An elevation in the earth's surface from which water flows in two directions; a watershed.

Loseverb

To remove (oneself), as from everyday reality into a fantasy world.

Shednoun

Something, such as an exoskeleton or outer skin, that has been shed or sloughed.

Loseverb

To rid oneself of

lost five pounds.

Shednoun

The space made by raising certain warp threads on a loom and lowering others, allowing the woof to be passed between them.

Loseverb

To consume aimlessly; waste

lost a week in idle occupations.

Shednoun

A small structure, either freestanding or attached to a larger structure, serving for storage or shelter.

Loseverb

To wander from or become ignorant of

lose one's way.

Shednoun

A large low structure often open on all sides.

Loseverb

To elude or outdistance

lost their pursuers.

Shedverb

To part, separate or divide.

To shed something in two.To shed the sheep from the lambs.A metal comb shed her golden hair.We are shed with each other by an enormous distance.

Loseverb

To be outdistanced by

chased the thieves but lost them.

Shedverb

(ambitransitive) To part with, separate from, leave off; cast off, let fall, be divested of.

You must shed your fear of the unknown before you can proceed.When we found the snake, it was in the process of shedding its skin.

Loseverb

To become slow by (a specified amount of time). Used of a timepiece.

Shedverb

To pour; to make flow.

Loseverb

To cause or result in the loss of

Failure to reply to the advertisement lost her the job.

Shedverb

(transitive) To allow to flow or fall.

I didn't shed many tears when he left me.A tarpaulin sheds water.

Loseverb

To cause to be destroyed. Usually used in the passive

Both planes were lost in the crash.

Shedverb

(transitive) To radiate, cast, give off (light); see also shed light on.

Can you shed any light on this problem?

Loseverb

To cause to be damned.

Shedverb

To pour forth, give off, impart.

Loseverb

To suffer loss

investors who lost heavily on the firm's stock.

Shedverb

To fall in drops; to pour.

Loseverb

To be defeated

Our team lost in overtime.

Shedverb

To sprinkle; to intersperse; to cover.

Loseverb

To operate or run slow. Used of a timepiece.

Shedverb

(weaving) To divide, as the warp threads, so as to form a shed, or passageway, for the shuttle.

Loseverb

(transitive) To cause (something) to cease to be in one's possession or capability due to unfortunate or unknown circumstances, events or reasons.

If you lose that ten-pound note, you'll be sorry.He lost his hearing in the explosion.She lost her position when the company was taken over.

Shednoun

(weaving) An area between upper and lower warp yarns through which the weft is woven.

Loseverb

To wander from; to miss, so as not to be able to find; to go astray from.

I lost my way in the forest.

Shednoun

(obsolete) A distinction or dividing-line.

Loseverb

(transitive) To have (an organ) removed from one's body, especially by accident.

Johnny lost a tooth, but kept it for the tooth fairy.He lost his spleen in a car wreck.

Shednoun

(obsolete) A parting in the hair.

Loseverb

(transitive) To fail to win (a game, competition, trial, etc).

We lost the football match.

Shednoun

(obsolete) The top of the head.

Loseverb

(transitive) To shed (weight).

I’ve lost five pounds this week.

Shednoun

(obsolete) An area of land as distinguished from those around it.

Loseverb

(transitive) To be unable to follow or trace (somebody or something) any longer.

The policeman lost the robber he was chasing.Mission control lost the satellite as its signal died down.

Shednoun

A slight or temporary structure built to shade or shelter something; a structure usually open in front; an outbuilding; a hut.

a wagon shed; a wood shed; a garden shed

Loseverb

(transitive) To cause (somebody) to be unable to follow or trace one any longer.

We managed to lose our pursuers in the forest.

Shednoun

A large temporary open structure for reception of goods.

Loseverb

(transitive) To experience the death of (someone to whom one has an attachment, such as a relative or friend).

She lost all her sons in the war.

Shednoun

An automobile which is old, worn-out, slow, or otherwise of poor quality.

Loseverb

(transitive) To cease exhibiting; to overcome (a behavior or emotion).

Shednoun

A British Rail Class 66 locomotive.

Loseverb

To shed, remove, discard, or eliminate.

When we get into the building, please lose the hat.

Shednoun

an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage

Loseverb

Of a clock, to run slower than expected.

My watch loses five minutes a week.It's already 5:30? My watch must have lost a few minutes.

Shedverb

get rid of;

he shed his image as a pushy bossshed your clothes

Loseverb

To cause (someone) the loss of something; to deprive of.

Shedverb

pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities;

shed tearsspill bloodGod shed His grace on Thee

Loseverb

To fail to catch with the mind or senses; to miss.

I lost a part of what he said.

Shedverb

cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over;

spill the beans all over the table

Loseverb

To cause to part with; to deprive of.

Shedverb

cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers;

out dog sheds every Spring

Losenoun

(obsolete) Fame, renown; praise.

Shedadjective

shed at an early stage of development;

most amphibians have caducous gillsthe caducous calyx of a poppy

Loseverb

fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense;

She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat

Loseverb

fail to win;

We lost the battle but we won the war

Loseverb

suffer the loss of a person through death or removal;

She lost her husband in the warThe couple that wanted to adopt the child lost her when the biological parents claimed her

Loseverb

place (something) where one cannot find it again;

I misplaced my eyeglasses

Loseverb

miss from one's possessions; lose sight of;

I've lost my glasses again!

Loseverb

allow to go out of sight;

The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light

Loseverb

fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit;

I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!The company turned a loss after the first yearThe company has not profited from the merger

Loseverb

fail to get or obtain;

I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad

Loseverb

retreat

Loseverb

fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind;

I missed that remarkShe missed his pointWe lost part of what he said

Loseverb

be set at a disadvantage;

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