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Dictionary definition for: Loose

1. (r) without restraint; "cows in India are running loose"

2. (v) grant freedom to; free from confinement

3. (s) not restrained or confined or attached; "a pocket full of loose bills" "knocked the ball loose" "got loose from his attacker"

4. (v) turn loose or free from restraint; "let loose mines" "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity"

5. (a) not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose gravel"

6. (v) make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope"

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

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

9. (v) become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened" "the rope relaxed"

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

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

12. (s) emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels"

13. (a) not affixed; "the stamp came loose"

14. (s) not tense or taut; "the old man''s skin hung loose and gray" "slack and wrinkled skin" "slack sails" "a slack rope"

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

16. (s) not fixed firmly or tightly; "the bolts became loose over time" "a loose chair leg" "loose bricks"

17. (s) lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk" "a loose tongue"

18. (s) not carefully arranged in a package; "a box of loose nails"

19. (s) freely producing mucus; "a loose phlegmy cough"

20. (s) 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"

21. (s) casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue" "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women" "wanton behavior"

22. (s) not bound or fastened or gathered together; "loose pages" "loose papers"

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