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lose: [MIT] vi. 1. To fail. A program loses when it encounters
   an exceptional condition or fails to work in the expected manner.
   2. To be exceptionally unesthetic or crocky.  3. Of people, to
   be obnoxious or unusually stupid (as opposed to ignorant).  See
   also deserves to lose.  4. n. Refers to something that is
   losing, especially in the phrases "That's a lose!" and "What
   a lose!"