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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
  • a loose interpretation of the law
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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
  • He was accused of loose behavior.
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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)
  • He opened the jar and loosed the fireflies.
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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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