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Confusing Words > lose and loose
Does "bored" mean the same as "boring"? What's the difference between "funny" and "fun"? Here are some commonly confused English word pairs.

LOSE - to no longer possess something because you do not know where it is, or because it has been taken away from you; to have less of something than you had before

lose – lost - lost


My dad is always losing his car keys.

Barbara’s trying to lose weight.

A business that is losing money is spending more money than it is receiving.


LOOSE - not firmly fixed in place; (of clothes) not fitting closely to the body


There were some loose wires hanging out of the wall.

You can wear comfortable, loose clothing to your exercise class.

Remember! - win<->lose; tight<->loose