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Definition of lose out to phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lose out to

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

lose out to somebody

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lose out to something

 
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(informal) to not get business, etc. that you expected or used to get because somebody/something else has taken it Small businesses are losing out to the large chains.
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