- 1. free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose
- usage: grant freedom to; free from confinement
- 2. unleash, let loose, loose, let go of, let go, release, relinquish
- usage: turn loose or free from restraint; "let loose mines"; "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity"
- 3. loosen, loose, change, alter, modify
- usage: make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope"
- 4. loosen, relax, loose, weaken
- usage: become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"
- 1. loose (vs. compact), light, shifting, unfirm, silty, unconsolidated
- usage: not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose gravel"
- 2. loose, uncontrolled (vs. controlled)
- usage: (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player; "a loose ball"
- 3. loose (vs. tight), baggy, loose-fitting, sloppy, flyaway, lax
- usage: not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "loose clothing"; "the large shoes were very loose"
- 4. informal, loose, unofficial (vs. official)
- usage: not officially recognized or controlled; "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"
- 5. free, loose, liberal, inexact (vs. exact)
- usage: not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem"
- 6. lax, loose, unconstipated (vs. constipated), regular
- usage: emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels"
- 7. unaffixed (vs. affixed), loose
- usage: not affixed; "the stamp came loose"
- 8. loose, slack, lax (vs. tense)
- usage: not tense or taut; "the old man's skin hung loose and grey"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"
- 9. loose, open, coarse (vs. fine), harsh
- usage: (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave"
- 10. idle, loose, irresponsible (vs. responsible)
- usage: lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk"; "a loose tongue"
- 11. loose, unpackaged (vs. packaged)
- usage: not carefully arranged in a package; "a box of loose nails"
- 12. at large(predicate), escaped, loose, on the loose(predicate), free (vs. unfree)
- usage: 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"
- 13. easy, light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton, unchaste (vs. chaste)
- usage: casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"
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- 1. loose, free
- usage: without restraint; "cows in India are running loose"
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