lost


lost
   1. engaged in prostitution
   Although still aware of their whereabouts:
    They weren't by any means all lost women when they came. (Londres, 1928, in translation)
   2. killed
   Usually through violence:
    My... my wife and son, sir... lost in the uprising... murdered. (Fraser, 1975)
   Lost at sea is specific of drowning.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • LOST — Lost, les disparus Cet article a pour sujet le feuilleton télévisé américain Lost. Pour une définition du mot « lost », voir l’article lost du Wiktionnaire. Lost, les disparus …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lost — may refer to:The ABC television series: * Lost (TV series), a drama television series which follows the lives of plane crash survivors who land on a mysterious island ** , a video game based on the television seriesIn other cinema or television:… …   Wikipedia

  • Lost — Lost, a. [Prop. p. p. of OE. losien. See {Lose}, v. t.] 1. Parted with unwillingly or unintentionally; not to be found; missing; as, a lost book or sheep. [1913 Webster] 2. Parted with; no longer held or possessed; as, a lost limb; lost honor.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lost — [lôst, läst] vt., vi. pt. & pp. of LOSE adj. 1. a) destroyed or ruined physically or morally b) Theol. damned; reprobate 2. not to be found; missing 3. no longer held or possessed; parted with …   English World dictionary

  • lost — past and past participle of LOSE(Cf. ↑lose). ● be lost for words Cf. ↑be lost for words ● be lost on Cf. ↑be lost on ● get lost! Cf. ↑get lost! …   English terms dictionary

  • Lost in Oz — is a 2002 television pilot for a planned series, an original sequel to The Wizard of Oz, inspired by the Oz books of L. Frank Baum. The series was planned to start September 1, 2002 but was cancelled, perhaps because the special effects required… …   Wikipedia

  • Lost — bezeichnet eine chemische Stoffgruppe, die vor allem als Kampfgas eingesetzt wird, siehe Loste die Stammverbindung dieser Stoffgruppe, auch Senfgas genannt eine US amerikanische Fernsehserie, siehe Lost (Fernsehserie) einen US amerikanischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lost — adj 1: not made use of, won, or claimed lost opportunity costs 2: unintentionally gone out of or missing from one s possession or control 3: ruined or destroyed physically; also: in an unknown physical condition or location a lost ship Merria …   Law dictionary

  • lost on — not appreciated or understood by (someone) The jokes were lost on me. [=I didn t understand the jokes] The meaning of her remark wasn t lost on him. The message was lost on those for whom it was intended. • • • Main Entry: ↑lost …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lost — (англ. потерянный) может означать: Остаться в живых (телесериал) американский телесериал. Lost сингл британской группы Coldplay. Lost сингл шведской группы Dead by April. См. также Lost: Via Domus …   Википедия

  • lost on — (you) not understood by you. Civilization developed because ideas and technology were exchanged between cultures – a truth that is lost on many of us. Usage notes: often used in the form not lost on someone clearly understood by someone:… …   New idioms dictionary


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