sad loss• On the way back to the rendezvous the next morning, however, they suffered a sad loss.• For Doctor Who this was a sad loss.• Waterpolo suffered another sad loss last week with the sudden death of Donegall's Eddie Neill.
2amount of money lost虧損ADJECTIVE | VERB + LOSS | PREPOSITIONADJECTIVE➤catastrophic, enormous, heavy, huge, massive, serious, significant, substantial災難性的虧損；巨額虧損；嚴重虧損▸➤slight, small輕微的虧損▸➤net淨虧損▸➤pre-tax稅前虧損▸➤overall, total總體虧損；虧損總額➤annual, quarterly年度／季度虧損▸➤economic, financial經濟／財政虧損▸➤trading貿易虧損➤long-term, short-term長期／短期虧損◇long-term tax revenue losses 長期的稅收虧損VERB + LOSS➤incur, make, suffer, sustain, take導致虧損；遭受虧損◇There's no way you can make a loss on this deal. 這筆生意你無論如何虧不了。◇The business sustained losses of €20 million. 這家公司蒙受了 2,000 萬歐元的虧損。◇The company took a big loss of 28%. 該公司遭受了 28% 的巨額虧損。➤cut, minimize, reduce減少虧損；將虧損降到最低；降低虧損◇He decided to cut his losses and sell the shares before they sank further. 他決定在股票繼續下跌之前賣出，以減少虧損。➤recoup, recover挽回／彌補虧損◇It took the company five years to recoup its losses. 公司用了 5 年才賺回虧損額。➤absorb抵消虧損◇The fund may not be large enough to absorb these losses. 這筆資金數額不夠大，沒法抵消這些虧損。➤offset抵消損失◇We can offset the loss against next year's budget. 我們可以用明年的預算抵消虧損。➤underwrite承擔損失◇No bank would be willing to underwrite such a loss. 沒有哪家銀行願意承擔這樣的虧損。PREPOSITION➤at a loss虧本◇The store was operating at a loss. 商店在虧本經營。➤loss on在⋯上的虧本◇We made a net loss on the transaction. 我們這筆交易出現了淨虧損。loss