lose

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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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References in classic literature ?
"Come, come," said the Little Man, "do not lose time over a donkey that can weep.
"But we must not lose time," said Professor Bumper.
so much the better; but that it may prove laughter-worthy even to the end, let us not lose time." And he jumped off the wall.