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1. loose

adjective. ['ˈluːs'] (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player.

Antonyms

  • obstruct

Etymology

  • lauss (Old Norse)

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Words that Rhyme with Loose

  • reintroduce
  • overproduce
  • reproduce
  • introduce
  • disabuse
  • profuse
  • excuse
  • chartreuse
  • abstruse
  • vanhoose
  • recluse
  • produce
  • misuse
  • disuse
  • diffuse
  • spruce
  • seduce
  • reuse
  • reduce
  • obtuse
  • lajous
  • labouisse
  • induce
  • deduce
  • damoose
  • caboose
  • asmus
  • abuse
  • tyus
  • truce

Example sentences of the word loose


1. Adjective
Place the tip of your tiny screwdriver on a screw pin that is loose.

2. Adverb
The problem with braided rugs is that the threads connecting the braids do work loose from time to time.

Quotes containing the word loose


1. Because most people are not sufficiently employed in themselves, they run about loose, hungering for employment, and satisfy themselves in various supererogatory occupations. The easiest of these occupations, which have all to do with making things already made, is the making of people: it is called the art of friendship.
- Laura Riding

2. Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity.
- Herman Melville

3. And I, infinitesima­l being, drunk with the great starry void, likeness, image of mystery, I felt myself a pure part of the abyss, I wheeled with the stars, my heart broke loose on the wind.
- Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

2. loose-jowled

adjective. having sagging folds of flesh beneath the chin or lower jaw.

Synonyms

  • double-chinned
  • jowly

Antonyms

  • ectomorphic
  • angular
  • mesomorphic

3. loose

adverb. ['ˈluːs'] without restraint.

Antonyms

  • exempt

Etymology

  • lauss (Old Norse)

4. loose

adjective. ['ˈluːs'] not compact or dense in structure or arrangement.

Synonyms

  • shifting
  • light
  • silty
  • unfirm

Antonyms

  • invest
  • requisition
  • stuff
  • clog

Etymology

  • lauss (Old Norse)

5. loose

adjective. ['ˈluːs'] not literal.

Synonyms

  • inexact
  • liberal

Antonyms

  • regulate
  • paid
  • lodge

Etymology

  • lauss (Old Norse)

6. loose

adjective. ['ˈluːs'] not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting.

Synonyms

  • sloppy
  • lax
  • baggy
  • flyaway

Antonyms

  • tight
  • classify
  • fixed
  • occupied

Etymology

  • lauss (Old Norse)

7. loose

adjective. ['ˈluːs'] emptying easily or excessively.

Synonyms

  • unconstipated
  • lax

Antonyms

  • blame
  • restrict
  • enforce

Etymology

  • lauss (Old Norse)

8. loose

adjective. ['ˈluːs'] not officially recognized or controlled.

Synonyms

  • informal

Antonyms

  • clasp
  • enlist

Etymology

  • lauss (Old Norse)

9. loose

verb. ['ˈluːs'] turn loose or free from restraint.

Synonyms

  • let go of
  • let loose
  • unleash
  • let go
  • relinquish

Antonyms

  • fasten
  • tie
  • fill
  • colonize

Etymology

  • lauss (Old Norse)

10. loose

verb. ['ˈluːs'] grant freedom to; free from confinement.

Synonyms

  • release
  • parole
  • run
  • unchain
  • unloosen
  • bail out
  • unspell
  • unloose
  • bail
  • liberate

Antonyms

  • spell
  • colonise
  • snarl
  • entangle

Etymology

  • lauss (Old Norse)
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