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Adjective
Not fixed in place tightly or firmly
“Sebastian grabbed the loose end of the rope, but before he could tie it to the mast, the heavy wind caused the ship to suddenly veer starboard.”
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(of a garment) Not fitting tightly or closely
“Most were dressed in comfortable, loose clothing, totally practical for the occasion.”
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Not firmly or tightly fixed in place
“Trying to stand on a loose platform can easily result in a fall.”
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Consisting of loose and scattered particles
“He followed the lane, breathlessly jogging along, occasionally losing his footing on the loose gravel.”
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Allowed to hang freely
“His hair was long and wild, with loose strands and long bangs that covered his menacing eyes.”
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Not strict or exact
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“Is such a loose interpretation and modification of the well-established concept acceptable?”
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Composed of a number of different elements
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“This book is said to be a loose collection of notes, never intended by Noy for the public eye.”
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Not confined or imprisoned
“The jailhouse tottered, every door flew open, and all the prisoners were loose.”
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Liberally engaging in casual amorous encounters or relationships
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“The boys at the bar were thoroughly buzzed when they were approached by a loose woman of the night.”
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Predisposed to leniency
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Not confined or restricted
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Having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
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Lacking clarity or conciseness
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(of clothes) Providing a feeling of relaxation when worn
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Improper, immodest or indecent
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Only indirectly related
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Lacking a logical sequence, system or plan
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Trying to avoid being captured
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Spread around in a chaotic and disorganized manner
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Not packaged
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Done or performed without method or care
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Resembling or characteristic of powder in texture
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Having spaces or gaps
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(of soil) Easily dug
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Generous and tireless with one's contributions of time, money, etc.
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Of or pertaining to liberalism
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Consisting of, covered with, or disintegrating into a fine powder
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Lacking a coherent sequence or connection
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(of a person or body part) Lithe or supple
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Not joined or touching physically
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Restrained, subtle, and not trying to attract attention
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Lacking sense or sound reasoning
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Aggressive or offensive in nature
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Able to bend easily
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To unfasten or untie
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“With trembling hands, he rose and would slowly loose the ropes from his son.”
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To make, or become, less taut
“Suddenly Sara elbowed him in the ribs causing him to loose his grip on her.”
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To shoot a projectile
“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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To release from captivity
“It descends to loose him from his chains, to pull him out of his darkness, and finally expose him to the light of grace.”
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To remove from suspicion or guilt
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To quench or satisfy (one's thirst)
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(of gas or heat) To expel or discharge, typically gas or light
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Into separate parts or pieces
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