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Lose vs. Troll

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Loseverb

(transitive) To cause (something) to cease to be in one's possession or capability due to unfortunate or unknown circumstances, events or reasons.

‘If you lose that ten-pound note, you'll be sorry.’; ‘He lost his hearing in the explosion.’; ‘She lost her position when the company was taken over.’;

Trollnoun

(fantasy) A supernatural being of varying size, now especially a grotesque humanoid creature living in caves or hills or under bridges.

Loseverb

To wander from; to miss, so as not to be able to find; to go astray from.

‘I lost my way in the forest.’;

Trollnoun

(slang) An ugly person of either sex, especially one seeking sexual experiences.

Loseverb

(transitive) To have (an organ) removed from one's body, especially by accident.

‘Johnny lost a tooth, but kept it for the tooth fairy.’; ‘He lost his spleen in a car wreck.’;

Trollnoun

Optical ejections from the top of the electrically active core regions of thunderstorms that are red in color that seem to occur after tendrils of vigorous sprites extend downward toward the cloud tops.

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Loseverb

(transitive) To fail to win (a game, competition, trial, etc).

‘We lost the football match.’;

Trollnoun

An instance of trolling, especially, in fishing, the trailing of a baited line.

Loseverb

(transitive) To shed (weight).

‘I’ve lost five pounds this week.’;

Trollnoun

A person who provokes others (chiefly on the Internet) for their own personal amusement or to cause disruption.

Loseverb

(transitive) To be unable to follow or trace (somebody or something) any longer.

‘The policeman lost the robber he was chasing.’; ‘Mission control lost the satellite as its signal died down.’;

Trollnoun

The act of moving round; routine; repetition.

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Loseverb

(transitive) To cause (somebody) to be unable to follow or trace one any longer.

‘We managed to lose our pursuers in the forest.’;

Trollnoun

A song whose parts are sung in succession; a catch; a round.

Loseverb

(transitive) To experience the death of (someone to whom one has an attachment, such as a relative or friend).

‘She lost all her sons in the war.’;

Trollnoun

(obsolete) A trolley.

Loseverb

(transitive) To cease exhibiting; to overcome (a behavior or emotion).

Trollverb

(intransitive) To saunter.

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Loseverb

To shed, remove, discard, or eliminate.

‘When we get into the building, please lose the hat.’;

Trollverb

(intransitive) To trundle, to roll from side to side.

Loseverb

Of a clock, to run slower than expected.

‘My watch loses five minutes a week.’; ‘It's already 5:30? My watch must have lost a few minutes.’;

Trollverb

To draw someone or something out, to entice, to lure as if with trailing bait.

Loseverb

To cause (someone) the loss of something; to deprive of.

Trollverb

To fish using a line and bait or lures trailed behind a boat similarly to trawling; to lure fish with bait.

Loseverb

To fail to catch with the mind or senses; to miss.

‘I lost a part of what he said.’;

Trollverb

(transitive) To angle for with a trolling line, or with a hook drawn along the surface of the water; hence, to allure.

Loseverb

To cause to part with; to deprive of.

Trollverb

(transitive) To fish in; to try to catch fish from.

Losenoun

(obsolete) Fame, renown; praise.

Trollverb

To stroll about in order to find a sexual partner, to cruise

‘He spends most of his waking hours trolling on WIRE.’;

Loseverb

To part with unintentionally or unwillingly, as by accident, misfortune, negligence, penalty, forfeit, etc.; to be deprived of; as, to lose money from one's purse or pocket, or in business or gaming; to lose an arm or a leg by amputation; to lose men in battle.

‘Fair Venus wept the sad disasterOf having lost her favorite dove.’;

Trollverb

(to post inflammatory material so as) to attempt to lure others into combative argument for purposes of personal entertainment and/or gratuitous disruption, especially in an online community or discussion

Loseverb

To cease to have; to possess no longer; to suffer diminution of; as, to lose one's relish for anything; to lose one's health.

‘If the salt hath lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted?’;

Trollverb

By extension, to incite anger (including outside of an Internet context); to provoke, harass or annoy.

Loseverb

Not to employ; to employ ineffectually; to throw away; to waste; to squander; as, to lose a day; to lose the benefits of instruction.

‘The unhappy have but hours, and these they lose.’;

Trollverb

To move circularly; to roll; to turn.

Loseverb

To wander from; to miss, so as not to be able to and; to go astray from; as, to lose one's way.

‘He hath lost his fellows.’;

Trollverb

To send about; to circulate, as a vessel in drinking.

Loseverb

To ruin; to destroy; as destroy; as, the ship was lost on the ledge.

‘The woman that deliberates is lost.’;

Trollverb

To sing the parts of in succession, as of a round, a catch, and the like; also, to sing loudly, freely or in a carefree way.

Loseverb

To be deprived of the view of; to cease to see or know the whereabouts of; as, he lost his companion in the crowd.

‘Like following life thro' creatures you dissect,You lose it in the moment you detect.’;

Trollnoun

A supernatural being, often represented as of diminutive size, but sometimes as a giant, and fabled to inhabit caves, hills, and like places; a witch.

Loseverb

To fail to obtain or enjoy; to fail to gain or win; hence, to fail to catch with the mind or senses; to miss; as, I lost a part of what he said.

‘He shall in no wise lose his reward.’; ‘I fought the battle bravely which I lost,And lost it but to Macedonians.’;

Trollnoun

The act of moving round; routine; repetition.

Loseverb

To cause to part with; to deprive of.

‘How should you go about to lose him a wife he loves with so much passion?’;

Trollnoun

A song the parts of which are sung in succession; a catch; a round.

‘Thence the catch and troll, while "Laughter, holding both his sides," sheds tears to song and ballad pathetic on the woes of married life.’;

Loseverb

To prevent from gaining or obtaining.

‘O false heart! thou hadst almost betrayed me to eternal flames, and lost me this glory.’; ‘In the excitement of such a discovery, many scholars lost their heads.’;

Trollnoun

A trolley.

Loseverb

To suffer loss, disadvantage, or defeat; to be worse off, esp. as the result of any kind of contest.

‘We 'll . . . hear poor roguesTalk of court news; and we'll talk with them too,Who loses and who wins; who's in, who's out.’;

Trollverb

To move circularly or volubly; to roll; to turn.

‘To dress and troll the tongue, and roll the eye.’;

Loseverb

fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense;

‘She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat’;

Trollverb

To send about; to circulate, as a vessel in drinking.

‘Then doth she troll to the bowl.’; ‘Troll the brown bowl.’;

Loseverb

fail to win;

‘We lost the battle but we won the war’;

Trollverb

To sing the parts of in succession, as of a round, a catch, and the like; also, to sing loudly or freely.

‘Will you troll the catch ?’; ‘His sonnets charmed the attentive crowd,By wide-mouthed mortaltrolled aloud.’;

Loseverb

suffer the loss of a person through death or removal;

‘She lost her husband in the war’; ‘The couple that wanted to adopt the child lost her when the biological parents claimed her’;

Trollverb

To angle for with a trolling line, or with a book drawn along the surface of the water; hence, to allure.

Loseverb

place (something) where one cannot find it again;

‘I misplaced my eyeglasses’;

Trollverb

To fish in; to seek to catch fish from.

‘With patient angle trolls the finny deep.’;

Loseverb

miss from one's possessions; lose sight of;

‘I've lost my glasses again!’;

Trollverb

To roll; to run about; to move around; as, to troll in a coach and six.

Loseverb

allow to go out of sight;

‘The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light’;

Trollverb

To move rapidly; to wag.

Loseverb

fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit;

‘I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!’; ‘The company turned a loss after the first year’; ‘The company has not profited from the merger’;

Trollverb

To take part in trolling a song.

Loseverb

fail to get or obtain;

‘I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad’;

Trollverb

To fish with a rod whose line runs on a reel; also, to fish by drawing the hook through the water.

‘Their young men . . . trolled along the brooks that abounded in fish.’;

Loseverb

retreat

Trollnoun

(Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains

Loseverb

fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind;

‘I missed that remark’; ‘She missed his point’; ‘We lost part of what he said’;

Trollnoun

a partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice starts and others join in one after another until all are singing different parts of the song at the same time;

‘they enjoyed singing rounds’;

Loseverb

be set at a disadvantage;

‘This author really suffers in translation’;

Trollnoun

a fisherman's lure that is used in trolling;

‘he used a spinner as his troll’;

Loseverb

be deprived of or cease to have or retain (something)

‘Linda was very upset about losing her job’; ‘I've lost my appetite’; ‘the company may find itself losing customers to cheaper rivals’;

Trollnoun

angling by drawing a baited line through the water

Loseverb

cause (someone) to fail to gain or retain (something)

‘you lost me my appointment at London University’;

Trollverb

circulate, move around

Loseverb

be deprived of (a relative or friend) through their death

‘she lost her husband in the fire’;

Trollverb

cause to move round and round;

‘The child trolled her hoop’;

Loseverb

(of a pregnant woman) miscarry (a baby) or suffer the death of (a baby) during childbirth

‘am I going to lose the baby?’;

Trollverb

sing the parts of (a round) in succession

Loseverb

be destroyed or killed, especially as a result of an accident or military action

‘a fishing disaster in which 129 men were lost’;

Trollverb

angle with a hook and line drawn through the water

Loseverb

decrease in (body weight); undergo a reduction of (a specified amount of weight)

‘she couldn't eat and began to lose weight’;

Trollverb

sing loudly and without inhibition

Loseverb

(of a watch or clock) become slow by (a specified amount of time)

‘this clock will neither gain nor lose a second’;

Trollverb

praise or celebrate in song;

‘All tongues shall troll you’;

Loseverb

become unable to control one's temper or emotions

‘I completely lost it—I was screaming at them’;

Trollverb

speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice

Loseverb

become unable to find (something or someone)

‘I've lost the car keys’;

Trollnoun

(in folklore) an ugly creature depicted as either a giant or a dwarf.

Loseverb

cease or become unable to follow (the right route)

‘the clouds came down and we lost the path’;

Trollnoun

a person who makes a deliberately offensive or provocative online post

‘one solution is to make a troll's postings invisible to the rest of community once they've been recognized’;

Loseverb

evade or shake off (a pursuer)

‘he came after me waving his revolver, but I easily lost him’;

Trollnoun

a deliberately offensive or provocative online post.

Loseverb

get rid of (an undesirable person or thing)

‘lose that creep!’;

Trollnoun

a line or bait used in trolling for fish.

Loseverb

cause (someone) to be unable to follow an argument or explanation

‘sorry, Tim, you've lost me there’;

Trollverb

make a deliberately offensive or provocative online post with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them

‘if people are obviously trolling then I'll delete your posts and do my best to ban you’; ‘you folks taking this opportunity to troll me, you really need to reassess your values in your life’;

Loseverb

be or become deeply absorbed in (something)

‘he had been lost in thought’;

Trollverb

carefully and systematically search an area for something

‘a group of companies trolling for partnership opportunities’; ‘I spent tonight trolling the Internet for expensive lighting gear’;

Loseverb

fail to win (a game or contest)

‘they lost by one vote’; ‘England lost the first Test match’;

Trollverb

fish by trailing a baited line along behind a boat

‘we trolled for mackerel’;

Loseverb

cause (someone) to fail to win (a game or contest)

‘that shot lost him the championship’;

Trollverb

walk in a leisurely way; stroll

‘we all trolled into town’;

Loseverb

earn less (money) than one is spending or has spent

‘the paper is losing £1.5 million a month’; ‘he lost heavily on box office flops’;

Trollverb

sing (something) in a happy and carefree way

‘he trolled a note or two’;

Loseverb

waste or fail to take advantage of (time or an opportunity)

‘the government lost no time in holding fresh elections’; ‘he has lost his chance of becoming world No. 1’;

Troll

A troll is a being in Scandinavian folklore, including Norse mythology. In Old Norse sources, beings described as trolls dwell in isolated rocks, mountains, or caves, live together in small family units, and are rarely helpful to human beings.

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