Lose vs. Loose

Lose
<verb>
  • Unable to win, find, gain, or retain something
    • example:  How did you lose your keys?
Loose
<adjective>
  • Not tight, unattached, unbound, unrestrained, or free
    • example:  The button was very loose and eventually fell off.

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Spain, France, Greece, & Chad
4 countries, 1 syllable each

Examples

Lose
  • Did you lose your phone again?
  • I lose my keys all the time.
  • We tried to lose the car but were unsuccessful.
  • I did not lose my book.
Loose
  • The handle was very loose.
  • The paper was very loose and eventually fell out.
  • The door was very loose.
  • The book cover was loose.
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