make a loss

make a loss
to sell smth for less than its production cost (opposite in meaning to to make a profit) (loss-making)

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  • make a loss — make a profit/loss ► to earn or lose more money than you spend: »The business made a pre tax profit of £14.9m last year. Main Entry: ↑make …   Financial and business terms

  • make — make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To cause to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loss — [ lɔs ] noun *** ▸ 1 no longer having something ▸ 2 having less than before ▸ 3 failure to win race etc. ▸ 4 money lost ▸ 5 death of someone ▸ 6 sadness from death/loss ▸ 7 disadvantage from loss ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count or uncount the state of not …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Loss — (l[o^]s; 115), n. [AS. los loss, losing, fr. le[ o]san to lose. [root]127. See {Lose}, v. t.] 1. The act of losing; failure; destruction; privation; as, the loss of property; loss of money by gaming; loss of health or reputation. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loss — noun 1 losing of sth ADJECTIVE ▪ appreciable, considerable, significant, substantial ▪ dramatic, great, huge, major, serious …   Collocations dictionary

  • loss */*/*/ — UK [lɒs] / US [lɔs] noun Word forms loss : singular loss plural losses 1) [countable/uncountable] the state of no longer having something because it has been taken from you or destroyed It was an ancient car anyway, so it was no great loss. job… …   English dictionary

  • loss — noun 1 NO LONGER HAVING STH (C, U) the fact of no longer having something you used to have: Job losses were common in the 1980s. (+ of): a temporary loss of memory | weight/blood etc loss | rapid hair loss 2 MONEY (C, U) money that has been lost… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • make — /meɪk/ verb 1. to do an action ♦ to make a bid for something to offer to buy something ♦ to make a payment to pay ♦ to make a deposit to pay money as a deposit 2. to earn money ● He makes £50,000 a year or £25 an hour. 3. to increase in value ●… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • make a profit — to sell smth for more than it costs to produce (opposite in meaning to to make a loss) (profit making) …   Idioms and examples

  • loss-making — ˈloss ˌmaking adjective FINANCE a loss making product or business activity is one that does not make a profit: • Loss making, state owned businesses will be sold off. loss maker noun [countable] : • The plant has long been a loss maker for Volvo …   Financial and business terms

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