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Definition of LOOSE
Pronunciation : LOOSE

verb : LOOSE

Source:WordNet 3.1

Adjective : LOOSE

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose gravel" ;

  • 2. (

    ) (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player; "a loose ball" ;

  • 3. (

    ) not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "loose clothing"; "the large shoes were very loose" ;

  • 4. (

    ) not officially recognized or controlled; "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers" ;

  • 5. (

    ) not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem" ;

  • 6. (

    ) emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels" ;

  • 8. (

    ) not tense or taut; "the old man's skin hung loose and grey"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"; "a slack grip" ;

  • 9. (

    ) (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave" ;

  • 10. (

    ) lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk"; "a loose tongue" ;

  • 11. (

    ) not carefully arranged in a package; "a box of loose nails" ;

  • 12. (

    ) 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" ;

Adverb : LOOSE

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) without restraint; "cows in India are running loose" ;


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