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Adjective loose has 17 senses
  1. loose - not restrained or confined or attached; "a pocket full of loose bills"; "knocked the ball loose"; "got loose from his attacker"
    unfree (indirect, via free)
  2. loose - not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose gravel"
    compact, clayey, cloggy, heavy, close-packed, impacted, wedged, serried, consolidated, packed, tight
  3. loose - (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player; "a loose ball"
    controlled (indirect, via uncontrolled)
  4. loose - not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "loose clothing"; "the large shoes were very loose"
    tight, binding, constricting, choky, clenched, clinched, close, snug, close-fitting, skintight, tight-fitting, tightly fitting, viselike
  5. informal, loose - not officially recognized or controlled; "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"
    Antonym: official (indirect, via unofficial)
  6. free, loose, liberal - not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem"
    Antonym: exact (indirect, via inexact)
  7. lax, loose - emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels"
    Antonym: constipated (indirect, via unconstipated)
  8. unaffixed, loose - not affixed; "the stamp came loose"
  9. loose, slack - not tense or taut; "the old man's skin hung loose and gray"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"
    Antonym: tense (indirect, via lax)
  10. loose, open - (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave"
    Antonym: fine (indirect, via coarse)
  11. loose - not fixed firmly or tightly; "the bolts became loose over time"; "a loose chair leg"; "loose bricks"
    secure (indirect, via insecure)
  12. idle, loose - lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk"; "a loose tongue"
    Antonym: responsible (indirect, via irresponsible)
  13. loose - not carefully arranged in a package; "a box of loose nails"
    packaged (indirect, via unpackaged)
  14. loose - freely producing mucus; "a loose phlegmy cough"
    dry (indirect, via phlegmy)
  15. at large, at liberty, escaped, loose, on the loose - 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"
    Antonym: unfree (indirect, via free)
  16. easy, light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton - casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"
    Antonym: chaste (indirect, via unchaste)
  17. loose - not bound or fastened or gathered together; "loose pages"; "loose papers"
    bound (indirect, via unbound)
Adverbial loose has 1 sense
  1. loose, free - without restraint; "cows in India are running loose"
    Derived from adjective loose1
Verb loose has 4 senses
  1. free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose - grant freedom to; free from confinement
    Sample sentence:
    They want to loose the prisoners
  2. unleash, let loose, loose - turn loose or free from restraint; "let loose mines"; "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity"
    --2 is one way to let go of, let go, release, relinquish
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. loosen, loose - make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope"
    --3 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  4. loosen, relax, loose - become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"
    --4 is one way to weaken
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
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