Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To lose.
  • To hurt.
  • noun A Middle English form of lease, leash.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To lose.
  • transitive verb obsolete To hurt.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete To lose.
  • verb obsolete To release, set free.
  • verb obsolete To loosen, unfasten.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old English -lēosan (only attested in compounds), from Germanic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old English līesan, from Proto-Germanic *lausijanan. Cognate with Dutch lozen, German lösen, Swedish lösa.

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