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Loosely, in a general or nonspecific way
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“Is such a loose interpretation and modification of the well-established concept acceptable?”
Imprecise but close to in quantity or amount
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In general, for the most part
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Adverb for 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.”
(of a garment) Adverb for not fitting tightly or closely
“Most were dressed in comfortable, loose clothing, totally practical for the occasion.”
Adverb for not firmly or tightly fixed in place
“Trying to stand on a loose platform can easily result in a fall.”
Adverb for consisting of loose and scattered particles
“He followed the lane, breathlessly jogging along, occasionally losing his footing on the loose gravel.”
Adverb for allowed to hang freely
“His hair was long and wild, with loose strands and long bangs that covered his menacing eyes.”
Adverb for composed of a number of different elements
“This book is said to be a loose collection of notes, never intended by Noy for the public eye.”
Adverb for not confined or imprisoned
“The jailhouse tottered, every door flew open, and all the prisoners were loose.”
Adverb for liberally engaging in casual amorous encounters or relationships
“The boys at the bar were thoroughly buzzed when they were approached by a loose woman of the night.”
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