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lose

(jargon)
(MIT) 1. To fail. A program loses when it encounters an exceptional condition or fails to work in the expected manner.

2. To be exceptionally unesthetic or crocky.

3. Of people, to be obnoxious or unusually stupid (as opposed to ignorant).

4. Refers to something that is losing, especially in the phrases "That's a lose!" and "What a lose!"
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Although they are transformed thanks to modern-day regimes, we may be able to learn lost ways of living healthier, leaner lifestyles simply by looking back at the past.
The programme argues that we may be able to learn lost ways of living healthier, leaner lifestyles simply by looking back at the past.
The Countryside Agency's project is named DLW (Discovering Lost Ways) and it has contracted with a research company for a reported sum of pounds 6m to discover the Lost Ways.