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  • v  grant freedom to; free from confinement
  • v  turn loose or free from restraint
    let loose mines
  • v  make loose or looser
    loosen the tension on a rope
  • v  become loose or looser or less tight
    The noose loosened
  • a  not compact or dense in structure or arrangement
    loose gravel
  • s  (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player
    a loose ball
  • a  not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting
    loose clothing
    the large shoes were very loose
  • s  not officially recognized or controlled
    a loose organization of the local farmers
  • s  not literal
    a loose interpretation of what she had been told
  • s  emptying easily or excessively
    loose bowels
  • a  not affixed
    the stamp came loose
  • s  not tense or taut
    the old man's skin hung loose and grey
  • s  (of textures) full of small openings or gaps
    a loose weave
  • s  lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility
    a loose tongue
  • s  not carefully arranged in a package
    a box of loose nails
  • s  having escaped, especially from confinement
    dogs loose on the streets
    criminals on the loose in the neighborhood
  • s  casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
    he was told to avoid loose (or light) women
  • r  without restraint
    cows in India are running loose

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News & Articles

  • Marco man accused of stealing loose change to buy beer
    A Marco Island man is accused of stealing loose change from a fountain to buy beer Sunday night.
    June 17, 2013 - Naples Daily News
  • Loose cow leads officers on chase through Roy neighborhood
    A cow loose in Davis County on Thursday had homeowners scratching their heads as the animal led authorities on a chase that ended in a Roy woman's backyard.
    June 14, 2013 - KSL Salt Lake City
  • Loose change robber wanted cash
    Police are looking for a man who stole money from a Chevron gas station while searching for loose change in his pocket. Surveillance video from May 7 showed the man walking around the store, located at at 7100 W. McNab Road in North Lauderdale, browsing through merchandise. He grabbed a beverage and approached the checkout counter with a dollar bill and loose change, according to the Broward ...
    June 14, 2013 - Local 10 Miami

  • Alex Rodriguez in MLB.com
    Back then it was a different culture,Rodriguez said. "It was very loose. I was young, I was stupid, I was naïve. I wanted to prove to everyone that I was worth being one of the greatest players of all time."
  • Barack Obama in TheChronicleHerald.ca
    Obama said of Republicans: "Their prescription for every challenge is pretty much the same - and I don't think I'm exaggerating here: basically cut taxes for the wealthy, cut rules for corporations and cut working folks loose to fend for...
  • Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles Times
    They got all the energy points, the hustle points, second-chance points, points in the paint, beat us to the loose balls,Bryant said. "I mean, that's how the game turned around."

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