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Loose

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[adj] 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"
[adj] not restrained or confined or attached; "a pocket full of loose bills"; "knocked the ball loose"; "got loose from his attacker"
[adv] without restraint; "cows in India are running loose"
[adj] not affixed; "the stamp came loose"
[adj] not bound or fastened or gathered together; "loose pages"; "loose papers"
[adj] casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"
[adj] not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose gravel"
[adj] (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player; "a loose ball"
[adj] emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels"
[adj] not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem"
[adj] freely producing mucus; "a loose phlegmy cough"
[adj] not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "loose clothing"; "the large shoes were very loose"
[adj] not officially recognized or controlled; "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"
[adj] not carefully arranged in a package; "a box of loose nails"
[adj] lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk"; "a loose tongue"
[adj] not fixed firmly or tightly; "the bolts became loose over time"; "a loose chair leg"; "loose bricks"
[adj] (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave"
[adj] not tense or taut; "the old man's skin hung loose and gray"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"
[v] become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"
[v] make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope"
[v] turn loose or free from restraint; "let loose mines"; "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity"
[v] grant freedom to; free from confinement

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