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lose to

To be defeated by (someone). The victor can be mentioned after "to," or the lost thing can be stated between "lose" and "to." The football team lost to their rivals in the championship game. I can't believe I lost the student council presidency to that doofus!
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lose something to someone

to yield or give up something in defeat to someone. We lost the case to the opposing lawyers. Mary lost her title to last year's runner-up.
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lose to someone or something

to be defeated by someone or something. I lost to Wendy in the sales contest. Our team lost to the Adamsville Raiders for the seventh year in a row.
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References in classic literature ?
All eyes were strained after the little bark as it pulled for shore, rising and sinking with the huge rolling waves, until it entered, a mere speck, among the foaming breakers, and was soon lost to view.
But Mary has been lost to me since I was a boy of thirteen.
Another move and the game would be lost to Gahan unless the Orange Odwar was overthrown, or Tara moved to a position of safety; but to move his Princess now would be to admit his belief in the superiority of the Orange.
If the Black went down to defeat, U-Dor could move his victorious piece on to the square occupied by Tara of Helium and the game would be over--over in four moves and lost to Gahan of Gathol.
Though I have lost Much lustre of my native brightness, lost To be beloved of God, I have not lost To love, at least contemplate and admire, What I see excellent in good, or fair, Or virtuous; I should so have lost all sense.
They overcame Germany and France, but lost to Spain and the Netherlands.
The Vikings' top individual player, Michelle Stock, lost to Cait Barrett 4-6, lost to Mia Jin 0-6 and lost to Swati Yanamatala 1-6.
Lost to Yorkshire 1-2 - Shawnee Hall lost 0-3; Jennifer Mackay lost 0-3; Sarah Dowson won 3-0.
Westerhope 10 Ravensworth 2: M Gray beat M Sewell 3 and 2; R Morgan beat I Wood 5 and 4; I Robson beat A Longley 6 and 5; S Russell beat J Parker 4 and 2; A Gray beat M Ibbitson 2 and 1; G Millar lost to J Lee 2 and 1.
Lost to Australia by an innings and 332 runs at Brisbane in 1946/47 n Lost to West Indies by an innings and 226 runs at Lord's in 1973 Lost to Sri Lanka by an innings and 215 runs in Colombo in 2003/04 Lost to Australia by an innings and 200 runs at Melbourne in 1936/37 n Lost to West Indies by an innings and 180 runs at Edgbaston in 1984 n Lost to Australia by an innings and 180 runs at Trent Bridge in 1989 Lost to West Indies by an innings and 161 runs at Kingston in 1934/35 Lost to West Indies by an innings and 156 runs at OldTrafford in 1988 n Lost to Australia by an innings and 154 runs at Brisbane in 1954/55 Lost to Australia by an innings and 149 runs at The Oval in 1948
Lost to Australia by an innings and 332 runs, Brisbane 1946/47 Lost to West Indies by an innings and 226 runs, Lord's 1973 Lost to Sri Lanka by an innings and 215 runs, Colombo 2003/04 Lost to Australia by an innings and 200 runs, Melbourne 1936/37 Lost to West Indies by an innings and 180 runs, Edgbaston 1984 Lost to Australia by an innings and 180 runs, Trent Bridge 1989 Lost to West Indies by an innings and 161 runs, Kingston 1934/35 Lost to West Indies by an innings and 156 runs, Old Trafford 1988 Lost to Australia by an innings and 154 runs, Brisbane 1954/55 Lost to Australia by an innings and 149 runs, The Oval 1948
Kooyong Classic: lost to S Draper 3-6 4-6, lost to T Dent 4-6 6-7.
It is possible to protect the corporation against this type of fraud by requiring the shareholder whose stock certificate and lease are lost to provide a bond for the full value of the apartment to secure the corporation against any loss occasioned by issuing a replacement for the missing stock and lease.
Lara Flynn Boyle tried out for the title role on "Ally McBeal," but lost to a little-known stage actress named Calista Flockhart, who was every bit as skinny as Lara.
The Lakers lost to the single worst team in the NBA, gave up 40 first quarter points, played non-existent defense, were pathetic on offense, and gave zero effort.