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Adjective
Not tightly fastened, tied, or stretched
“Locals would call to report a loose horse or missing cattle, and he would go out and round up the errant livestock.”
Adjective
Not strict or exact
“And though Thai Buddhism forbids the taking of life, the interpretation is loose and the diet is not strictly vegetarian.”
Adjective
Engaging in casual sexual encounters or relationships
“A promiscuous woman is a loose woman. Note that in all three propositions, the reference is to sexual promiscuity.”
Adjective
Not firmly or tightly fixed in place; detached or able to be detached
“I know which paving stone is loose and conceals a puddle, ready to squirt up at unsuspecting commuters.”
Adjective
Not held or tied together or contained within something
“He carefully secures the material around my head, making sure not to snag any loose hairs within the knot and places his hands once more on my shoulders.”
Adjective
Consisting of particles that do not stick together
“… the car wheels slipped on the loose gravel in the driveway.”
Adjective
“Most were dressed in comfortable, loose clothing, totally practical, which made him wonder why Isabelle had dressed the way she had.”
Adjective
Verb
To unfasten or untie
“The true events at the heart of the film inspire such a sense of injustice that any dramatisation risks the danger of turning into a howl of anguish that points the finger and lets loose the dogs of moral outrage.”
Verb
To unfasten, to loosen
“Suddenly Sara elbowed him in the ribs causing him to loose his grip on her.”
Verb
To shoot (an arrow)
“Therein lies the rub though, as the horizontal turning arcs of the turrets of both tanks are extremely limited, thus the entire unit needs to turn in order to loose off an accurate shot.”
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