-to lose time o to waste time?-

-to lose time o to waste time?-
Nota d'uso
L'espressione italiana “perdere tempo” non va sempre tradotta letteralmente usando il verbo to lose. Quando si vuole indicare uno spreco di tempo, il verbo appropriato è to waste: Don't waste time playing videogames, non perdere tempo con i videogiochi. To lose time è usato quando capita un imprevisto che interrompe un'azione in corso, spesso in contesti sportivi: He lost a lot of time when he spun off the road, ha perso molto tempo quando è uscito fuori strada.

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  • lose time — waste time, fall behind    We lost time when the car stalled. We were delayed …   English idioms

  • lose time — not utilize time properly, waste time …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lose — [ luz ] (past tense and past participle lost [ lɔst ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 stop having something ▸ 2 be unable to find ▸ 3 not win ▸ 4 have less than before ▸ 5 when someone dies ▸ 6 no longer see/hear etc. ▸ 7 not have body part ▸ 8 stop having… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lose — W1S1 [lu:z] v past tense and past participle lost [lɔst US lo:st] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(stop having attitude/quality etc)¦ 2¦(not win)¦ 3¦(cannot find something)¦ 4¦(stop having something)¦ 5¦(death)¦ 6¦(money)¦ 7 have nothing to lose 8¦(time)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lose — [luːz] verb lost PTandPP [lɒst ǁ lɒːst] losing PRESPART [transitive] 1. to stop having something any more, or to have less of it: • The industry has lost 60,000 jobs. • After a boardroom battle, Dixon lost control of the company …   Financial and business terms

  • lose — [lo͞oz] vt. lost, losing [ME losen, lesen, merging OE losian, to lose, be lost (< los, LOSS) + leosan, to lose, akin to OHG (vir)liosan, Goth (fra)liusan < IE base * leu , to cut off, separate > Gr lyein, to dissolve; L luere, to loose,… …   English World dictionary

  • time — n. unlimited duration entire period of existence 1) time flies; passes 2) in time (we exist in time and space) unlimited future period 3) time will tell (time will tell if we are right) 4) in time (in time everything will be forgotten) moment… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • lose — /lu:z/ verb past tense and past participle lost /lst/ 1 NOT HAVE ANY MORE (T) to stop having something that is important to you or that you need: I can t afford to lose my job, I have a family to support. | I lost a lot of money on that deal. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lose */*/*/ — UK [luːz] / US [luz] verb Word forms lose : present tense I/you/we/they lose he/she/it loses present participle losing past tense lost UK [lɒst] / US [lɔst] past participle lost Get it right: lose: Don t confuse lose (a verb) and loose (an… …   English dictionary

  • lose — [c]/luz / (say loohz) verb (lost, losing) –verb (t) 1. to come to be without, by some chance, and not know the whereabouts of: to lose a ring. 2. to suffer the loss or deprivation of: to lose one s life. 3. to be bereaved of by death: to lose a… …  

  • lose*/*/*/ — [luːz] (past tense and past participle lost [lɒst] ) verb 1) [T] to no longer have something Mike lost his job last year.[/ex] The family lost everything when their home burned down.[/ex] Peter lost a leg in a climbing accident.[/ex] Jane started …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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