Paumer

Paumer is a slang synonym of perdre, “to lose”.

J’ai paumé mes clés.
I lost my keys.

J’ai paumé une demi-heure à essayer de réparer la voiture.
I wasted half an hour trying to fix the car.

It is also sometimes used in the meaning of “to lose in a game”.

Je suis dégoûté, j’ai paumé au dernier niveau.
I’m mad, I lost at the last level.

It can also be used as a reflexive verb, se paumer, i.e. “to get lost”.

Désolés pour le retard, on s’est paumés en venant chez toi.
Sorry for being late, we got lost on the way to your home.

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