In the song 深い森 by Do As Infinity, this comes up:

僕たちは 生きるほどに
失くしてく 少しずつ
偽りや 嘘をまとい

Is this 失くしてく a short-form of 失くしていく? Or is the く after the て-form of 失くす something else?

Thanks a lot!


Is this 失くしてく a short-form of 失くしていく?

Quick answer: Yes.

An English translation here also shows that it must be ていく because it shows the progression of losing something

As we go on living
We lose something little by little
Wrapped in deceit and lies

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