lose time

lose time
waste time, fall behind
  

We lost time when the car stalled. We were delayed.


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  • lose time — 1. (of eg a clock) to run down 2. To fall behindhand 3. To let time pass without full advantage • • • Main Entry: ↑time * * * lose time phrase to have less available time than you expected, for example because an unexpected problem has caused a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lose time — not utilize time properly, waste time …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lose time — to have less available time than you expected, for example because an unexpected problem has caused a delay We lost a lot of time when the computer system went down …   English dictionary

  • lose time — to take longer. We lost a lot of time because we went north instead of south and had to turn around and go back …   New idioms dictionary

  • lose — W1S1 [lu:z] v past tense and past participle lost [lɔst US lo:st] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(stop having attitude/quality etc)¦ 2¦(not win)¦ 3¦(cannot find something)¦ 4¦(stop having something)¦ 5¦(death)¦ 6¦(money)¦ 7 have nothing to lose 8¦(time)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lose — [ luz ] (past tense and past participle lost [ lɔst ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 stop having something ▸ 2 be unable to find ▸ 3 not win ▸ 4 have less than before ▸ 5 when someone dies ▸ 6 no longer see/hear etc. ▸ 7 not have body part ▸ 8 stop having… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lose — [luːz] verb lost PTandPP [lɒst ǁ lɒːst] losing PRESPART [transitive] 1. to stop having something any more, or to have less of it: • The industry has lost 60,000 jobs. • After a boardroom battle, Dixon lost control of the company …   Financial and business terms

  • lose — [lo͞oz] vt. lost, losing [ME losen, lesen, merging OE losian, to lose, be lost (< los, LOSS) + leosan, to lose, akin to OHG (vir)liosan, Goth (fra)liusan < IE base * leu , to cut off, separate > Gr lyein, to dissolve; L luere, to loose,… …   English World dictionary

  • time — [tīm] n. [ME < OE tima, prob. < IE * dī men < base * dā(i) , to part, divide up > TIDE1] I duration; continuance 1. indefinite, unlimited duration in which things are considered as happening in the past, present, or future; every… …   English World dictionary

  • lose — /lu:z/ verb past tense and past participle lost /lst/ 1 NOT HAVE ANY MORE (T) to stop having something that is important to you or that you need: I can t afford to lose my job, I have a family to support. | I lost a lot of money on that deal. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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