loose


loose

verb

Definition of LOOSE

1
to cause (a projectile) to be driven forward with force <the archers loosed a great volley of arrows at the foot soldiers charging towards them>
Related Words launch, project; blaze (at), snipe (at); cast, catapult, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, lob, pelt, pitch, sling, throw, toss
2
to find emotional release for <do not loose your pent-up frustrations on the next person who happens by>
Related Words act out; air, express, state, ventilate, voice
Antonyms bottle (up), repress, suppress
3
to set free (as from slavery or confinement) <animal-rights activists loosed the monkeys from their laboratory cages>
4
to set free (from a state of being held in check) <the storm loosed its full fury when it hit the coastline at high tide>

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