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Definition of loose
- Loose adj
- Not restrained or confined or attached; "a pocket full of loose bills"; "knocked the ball loose"; "got loose from his attacker"
- Not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose gravel" [ant: {compact}]
- (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player; "a loose ball"
- Not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "loose clothing"; "the large shoes were very loose" [ant: {tight}]
- Not officially recognized or controlled; "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers" [syn: {informal}]
- Not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem" [syn: {free}, {liberal}]
- Emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels" [syn: {lax}]
- Not affixed; "the stamp came loose" [syn: {unaffixed}] [ant: {affixed}]
- Not tense or taut; "the old man's skin hung loose and gray"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope" [syn: {slack}]
- (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave" [syn: {open}]
- Not fixed firmly or tightly; "the bolts became loose over time"; "a loose chair leg"; "loose bricks"
- Lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk"; "a loose tongue" [syn: {idle}]
- Not carefully arranged in a package; "a box of loose nails"
- Freely producing mucus; "a loose phlegmy cough"
- Having escaped, especially from confinement; "a convict still at large"; "searching for two escaped prisoners"; "dogs loose on the streets"; "criminals on the loose in the neighborhood" [syn: {at large(p)}, {at liberty(p)}, {escaped}, {on the loose(p)}]
- Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior" [syn: {easy}, {light}, {promiscuous}, {sluttish}, {wanton}]
- Not bound or fastened or gathered together; "loose pages"; "loose papers" adv : without restraint; "cows in India are running loose" [syn: {free}] v
- Grant freedom to; free from confinement [syn: {free}, {liberate}, {release}, {unloose}, {unloosen}] [ant: {confine}]
- Turn loose or free from restraint; "let loose mines"; "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity" [syn: {unleash}, {let loose}]
- Make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope" [syn: {loosen}] [ant: {stiffen}]
- Become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed" [syn: {loosen}, {relax}] [ant: {stiffen}]
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