1. to lose somethingUsually written using kana alone
- She lost her new watch.
2. to get rid ofUsually written using kana alone, usu. 無くす
- To get the nation's economy out of the red, more foreign aid had to be pumped in.
3. to lose someone (wife, child, etc.)Only applies to 亡くす
- Everyone sympathized with the parents about their son's death.
亡くす 【なくす】、失くす 【なくす】
失くす: Irregular kanji usage.
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