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 LOSE [from MIT jargon] v. 1. To fail. A program loses when it
       encounters an exceptional condition. 2. To be exceptionally
       unaesthetic. 3. Of people, to be obnoxious or unusually stupid (as
       opposed to ignorant). 4. DESERVE TO LOSE: v. Said of someone who
       willfully does the wrong thing; humorously, if one uses a feature
       known to be marginal. What is meant is that one deserves the
       consequences of one's losing actions. "Boy, anyone who tries to
       use MULTICS deserves to lose!" LOSE LOSE - a reply or comment on
       a situation. 



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