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- v. To lose.
- v. To release, set free.
- v. To loosen, unfasten.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To lose.
- transitive v. To hurt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To lose.
- To hurt.
- n. A Middle English form of lease, leash.
Old English -lēosan (only attested in compounds), from Germanic. (Wiktionary)
Old English līesan, from Proto-Germanic *lausijanan. Cognate with Dutch lozen, German lösen, Swedish lösa. (Wiktionary)