lose at (something)

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lose at (something)

1. To fail to succeed at some competitive activity. I can't believe I lost at chess to my 12-year-old niece! It's a rare day that Sarah loses at golf.
2. To forfeit something as a wager after failing to succeed at some activity. I lost nearly $200 at poker last night. I think I might have a gambling problem. My father lost our life savings at the race track when we were kids.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

lose something at something

to lose a wager at playing something or at gambling. I lost a fortune at gambling. We lost all our money at dice.
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lose at something

to be defeated at a particular game or activity. We lost at basketball but we won at football this weekend. I hate to lose at checkers.
See also: lose
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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