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loose

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1 not tightly fastened, tied, or stretched

  • secure your neckerchief with a loose knot
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2 consisting of particles that do not stick together

  • the car wheels slipped on the loose gravel in the driveway
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3 not bound by rigid standards

  • we tend to be loose with the dress code when we aren't hosting clients at the office
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4 not bound, confined, or detained by force

  • there was a brief panic when the lion got loose from its cage at the zoo
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at large, at liberty

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6 having or showing lowered moral character or standards

  • the loose life that he led in the years before he settled down and found his path
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loose

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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
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2 to find emotional release for

  • do not loose your pent-up frustrations on the next person who happens by
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give way (to)

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3 to set free (as from slavery or confinement)

  • the ranchers loosed the horses from their stables and into the paddock
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turn loose

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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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let go

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