from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)



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