Hold and Lose


Hold verb - To continue to have in one's possession or power.
Usage example: she, and she alone, held the keys to the mysterious chest

Lose is an antonym for hold in topics: support, grasp, have a capacity for.

Nearby Words: holding, holder, holdback


Lose verb - To be unable to find or have at hand.
Usage example: I always lose my keys

Hold is an antonym for lose in mislay topic.

Nearby Words: loser, losing

Common collocations

power hold power lose power
job hold job lose job
amount hold amount lose amount
hand hold hand lose hand
Other words: time, way, title, weight, head, items, times, jobs, weapons.

Both words in one sentence

  • Pyrrhic Victory: The Army of the Dead manages to hold off the forces of Chaos long enough, but they lose most of their men.
  • If you're going for a submission hold against someone swinging a sword, you may lose limbs before you get a lock.
  • Major Injury Underreaction Also when they lose both arms, so now they can't hold their sword or reattach their other arm.
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