They don't think about what they can lose, so they think in a happier mode.
vt. to lose sb sth：使某人失去某物
My own stupidity lost me the match.
His economic mismanagement has lost him the support of the general public.
vt. to lose your life：丧命；死
the ferry disaster in 1987, in which 192 people lost their lives
Two men were lost in the attack.
Hundreds of lives were lost in fighting.
vt. to lose yourself in sth：全神贯注于某事；专心于某事
Michael held on to her arm, losing himself in the music.
I lost my keys.
I had to go back for my checkup; they'd lost my X-rays.
the famous Nankin pottery that was lost in a shipwreck off the coast of China
I've lost my purse.
His shops stand to lose millions of pounds.
$1 billion a year may be lost.
The company was losing a million pounds a week.
Martha was able to lose 25 pounds.
He has lost a lot of weight since his illness.
I lost my job when the company moved to another state.
He lost his licence for six months.
She was terrified they'd lose their home.
He lost his place in the team.
I might even lose my job.
They lost their ability to hear.
He lost all sense of reason.
He had lost the use of his legs.
He had lost his desire to live.
He had just lost his wife.
My Grandma lost her brother in the war.
He lost a foot when he was struck by a train.
He managed to lose his pursuers in the maze of streets.
Babies lose heat much faster than adults.
A lot of body heat is lost through the scalp.
During fever a large quantity of fluid is lost in perspiration.
She lost a lot of blood.
You lose valuable time if you wait.
They claim that police lost valuable time in the early part of the investigation.
Six hours were lost in all.
I lost the gist of his speech.
My watch loses about five minutes a day.
We lost him in the crowd.
They have lost six games and won ten.
AC Milan lost the Italian Cup Final.
The Vietnam conflict ultimately was lost.
The government lost the argument over the pace of reform.
They did not lose the opportunity to say what they thought of events.
If you don't do it soon you're going to lose the opportunity.
I lost a patient today. Young chap. Postoperative haemorrhage.
vi. to be losing it：发疯；变得疯狂
The killer appeared to be losing it.
vi. to have a lot to lose;to have much to lose：（如果不成功）损失会很大
Both countries have much to lose if there is a war.
We know that big institutions have a lot to lose if they get it wrong.
vi. to have nothing to lose：（即使不成功也）不会损失什么
They say they have nothing to lose and will continue protesting until the government vetoes the agreement.
vi. to lose it：气疯；气急败坏
I completely lost it. I went berserk.
vi. to lose no opportunity to do sth：尽一切可能做某事
The President has lost no opportunity to capitalise on his new position.
He said some sections of the press had lost no opportunity to create the impression that she was guilty.
vi. to lose no time in doing sth：马上做某事
As soon as he heard the gossip, he lost no time in spreading it round the office.
Bill lost no time in telling me about his idea.
Officials have lost no time in expressing their concern and grief over this incident.
vi. to lose sight of sth：看不见某物；遗忘某事
We lost sight of the train behind some trees.
We've lost sight of our moral values.
vi. to lose your way：迷路；迷失方向；（人）迷失方向，迷茫；（书、电影）思路不清，不知所云
The men lost their way in a sandstorm.
For a while the artist completely lost his way. The famous humour gave way to sentimental nonsense.
If we cannot understand that there's an issue of principle here, then we have lost our way.
After a promising first half the film loses its way.
It was such fun playing, it didn't matter that we lost.
Poetry always loses in translation.
vt. to lose a baby：流产；未能产下婴儿