loosely base on

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of loosely base on

: to develop (something, such as a play or novel) from something else (such as a story or a person's life) in a way that many things are different in each
  • The story is loosely based on real-life events.

Word by Word Definitions

loose play loosely
  1. : not rigidly fastened or securely attached

  2. : having worked partly free from attachments

  3. : having relative freedom of movement

  1. : to let loose (see 1loose) : release

  2. : to free from restraint

  3. : to make loose : untie

  1. : in a loose manner (see 1loose) : loosely

base play
  1. : the lower part of a wall, pier, or column considered as a separate architectural feature

  2. : the lower part of a complete architectural design (as of a monument)

  3. : the bottom of something considered as its support : foundation

  1. : to make, form, or serve as a base for

  2. : to find a foundation or basis for : to find a base (see 1base 3a) for

  1. : of little height

  2. : low in place or position

  3. : bass


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