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Confusing "Lose" and "Loose"

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"Lose" means "be defeated; have [something] taken out of possession". "You lose the game." "She loses her purse." "Loose" means "not tight; not restrained". "This cable is loose."

These two words are also pronounced differently." "Lose" is pronounced "looz", while "loose" is pronounced "loos".

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