Search Result:loose

KK Pronunciation

〔 lus 〕


〔 luːs 〕

Overview of verb loose

The verb loose has 4 senses

  • free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose -- (grant freedom to; free from confinement)

  • unleash, let loose, loose -- (turn loose or free from restraint; "let loose mines"; "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity")

  • loosen, loose -- (make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope")

  • loosen, relax, loose -- (become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed")

Overview of adj loose

The adj loose has 13 senses

  • loose -- (not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose gravel")

  • loose -- ((of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player; "a loose ball")

  • loose -- (not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "loose clothing"; "the large shoes were very loose")

  • informal, loose -- (not officially recognized or controlled; "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers")

  • free, loose, liberal -- (not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem")

  • lax, loose -- (emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels")

  • unaffixed, loose -- (not affixed; "the stamp came loose")

  • loose, slack -- (not tense or taut; "the old man's skin hung loose and grey"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope")

  • loose, open -- ((of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave")

  • idle, loose -- (lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk"; "a loose tongue")

  • loose -- (not carefully arranged in a package; "a box of loose nails")

  • at large, escaped, loose, on the loose -- (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")

  • easy, light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton -- (casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior")

Overview of adv loose

The adv loose has 1 sense

  • loose, free -- (without restraint; "cows in India are running loose")