Meaning: If you lose out, you fail to benefit from something that others are benefitting from.Synonym: miss out
- lose out Thanks to my stockbroker, I've lost out big time. He told me to sell all my telecom shares - and now they're worth a fortune!
- lose out The Education Ministry has lost out again in this year's budget because the government needs the money to pay for the war.
All of her friends made money from the investment, but Mary lost out because she didn't