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Overview of verb loose

The verb loose has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose

(grant freedom to; free from confinement)

2. (1) unleash, let loose, loose

(turn loose or free from restraint; "let loose mines"; "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity")

3. loosen, loose

(make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope")

4. loosen, relax, loose

(become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed")


Overview of adj loose

The adj loose has 13 senses? (first 6 from tagged texts)
1. (2) loose

(not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose gravel")

2. (2) loose

((of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player; "a loose ball")

3. (1) loose

(not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "loose clothing"; "the large shoes were very loose")

4. (1) informal, loose

(not officially recognized or controlled; "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers")

5. (1) free, loose, liberal

(not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem")

6. (1) lax, loose

(emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels")

7. unaffixed, loose

(not affixed; "the stamp came loose")

8. loose, slack

(not tense or taut; "the old man's skin hung loose and grey"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope")

9. loose, open

((of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave")

10. idle, loose

(lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk"; "a loose tongue")

11. loose

(not carefully arranged in a package; "a box of loose nails")

12. at large, 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")

13. 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")


Overview of adv loose

The adv loose has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) loose, free

(without restraint; "cows in India are running loose")

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