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  Words related to loose

Related / Similar Words: loosen, relax, unleash, let loose, free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, unaffixed, easy, light, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton, lax, liberal, at large(p), at liberty(p), escaped, on the loose(p), informal, idle, open, slack

 

Definition:
  • become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed";
  • make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope";
  • turn loose or free from restraint; "let loose mines"; "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity";
  • grant freedom to; free from confinement;
  • not affixed; "the stamp came loose";
  • not bound or fastened or gathered together; "loose pages"; "loose papers";
  • casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior";
  • not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose gravel";
  • (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player; "a loose ball";
  • emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels";
  • not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem";
  • 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";
  • not restrained or confined or attached; "a pocket full of loose bills"; "knocked the ball loose"; "got loose from his attacker";
  • freely producing mucus; "a loose phlegmy cough";
  • not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "loose clothing"; "the large shoes were very loose";
  • not officially recognized or controlled; "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers";
  • not carefully arranged in a package; "a box of loose nails";
  • lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk"; "a loose tongue";
  • not fixed firmly or tightly; "the bolts became loose over time"; "a loose chair leg"; "loose bricks";
  • (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave";
  • not tense or taut; "the old man''s skin hung loose and gray"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope";
  • without restraint; "cows in India are running loose";

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    See Also: lax

     

    Hyponyms: relax, unbend, slacken, remit, slack, unscrew, unspell, unchain, bail, run, bail out, parole

     

    Derivational Morphology: relaxation, loosening, slackening, laxation, liberation, release, freeing, liberty, liberator, free, free people

     

    Anagrams: loess

     

     
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