fail to retain

See: forfeit
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No one thinks Ronny Deila's men will fail to retain their crown but they are now 1-10.
STRAIGHT-TALKING Fergus McFadden admits it will be a "disappointing" season for Leinster if they fail to retain the Rabo Pro 12 trophy.
As your editorial (March 14) says, if we fail to retain our only Euro MP in May it "could yet haunt her''.
As your editorial has commented we could fail to retain our only European Parliament representation in May .
Ferrer, who collected his first Masters Series crown last year in Paris, became the fifth defending champion to reach the final at the indoor event and fail to retain their title.
If we fail to retain the Howrah constituency, then an alliance with the Congress for the 2014 general elections is a necessary consideration.
In fact, many SEO companies actually fail to retain the important relevance of what is said in business website content because they are concentrating mainly on rankings.
Not only did Harry Redknapp's men fail to retain a place in Europe's elite club competition, now star man Luka Modric is demanding a move to Chelsea.
Managers are oblivious to the facets of truly effective leadership and therefore fail to retain key talent.
Recent events have demonstrated the damage to the reputation of organisations which fail to retain the confidentiality of customer.
With two home games from their last three fixtures, sixth-bottom Valley have no excuses if they fail to retain their top flight status but manager Rod Brown is not contemplating any such eventuality.
Will they rise to the challenge or fail to retain their title?