Complete Definition of "loose"

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English

Etymology
ON. lauss

Pronunciation
AHD|/loo͞s/
IPA|/luːs/
SAMPA|/lu:s/
audio|en-us-loose.ogg|Audio (US)

Verb
en-verb|looses|loosing|loosed

  1. transitive To let loose, to free from restraints.
  2. transitive To unfasten, to loosen.
  3. transitive To make less tight, to loosen.
  4. intransitive Of a grip or hold, to let go.

Usage notes
Do not confuse loose with lose.

Synonyms
loosen
release
unfasten

Antonyms
fasten
tighten

Translations
trans-top|to let loose
Finnish: t+|fi|vapauttaa
German: t+|de|lösen
Russian: освобождать/освободить (osvoboždát’/osvobodít’), отвязывать/отвязать (otvjázyvat’/otvjazát’)
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trans-top|to unfasten
Finnish: t+|fi|irrottaa
German: t+|de|lösen
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trans-top|to make less tight
Finnish: t-|fi|löysätä
Portuguese: t-|pt|afrouxar
Spanish: t+|es|aflojar
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trans-top|to let go
Finnish: päästää irti
German: t-|de|loslassen
Icelandic: missa, sleppa, fyrirgjöra (dated)
Spanish: t-|es|soltar
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Adjective
en-adj|loos|er

  1. Not fixed in place tightly or firmly

#: This wheelbarrow has a loose wheel

  1. Not held or packaged together

#: You can buy apples in a pack, but they are cheaper loose

  1. Not bound or tethered or leashed

#: The dog is loose again

  1. Not fitting closely

#: I wear loose clothes when it is hot

  1. Not compact

#: It is difficult walking on loose gravel

  1. relaxed

#: She danced with a loose flowing movement

  1. indiscreet

#: Loose talk costs lives

  1. dated promiscuous

#: She is a loose woman

  1. poker A player who plays many hands
  2. poker A strategy which involves playing many hands

Derived terms
let loose
loosen

Translations
trans-top|not fixed tightly
Finnish: t+|fi|löysä, t-|fi|irti
German: t-|de|lose
Kurdish: KUchar|شل
trans-mid
Russian: t-|ru|непривязанный|trneprivjázannyj|scCyrl, t-|ru|неприкреплённый|trneprikrepljónnyj|scCyrl
Portuguese: t+|pt|frouxo|m
Spanish: t-|es|flojo
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trans-top|not packaged
Finnish: irtonainen, irto-
German: t-|de|lose
trans-mid
Russian: t-|ru|неупакованный|trneupakóvannyj|scCyrl
Portuguese: t-|pt|desembalado|m
Spanish: t+|es|suelto
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trans-top|not leashed
Finnish: t-|fi|irti
Kurdish: KUchar|به‌ره‌ڵا
trans-mid
Portuguese: t+|pt|solto|m
Russian: t-|ru|непривязанный|trneprivázannyj|scCyrl, t-|ru|без поводка|trbez povodká|scCyrl
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trans-top|not fitting tightly
Finnish: t-|fi|väljä, t+|fi|avara
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|شل
Portuguese: t+|pt|frouxo|m, t+|pt|largo|m
Russian: t-|ru|просторный|trprostórnyj|scCyrl, t+|ru|широкий|trširókij|scCyrl
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trans-top|not compact
Finnish: irtonainen, irto-
trans-mid
Portuguese: t+|pt|solto|m
Russian: t-|ru|рыхлый|trrýxlyj|scCyrl, t-|ru|неутрамбованный|trneutrambóvannyj|scCyrl
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trans-top|relaxed
Finnish: t+|fi|rento, t-|fi|sulava, t-|fi|irtonainen
trans-mid
Portuguese: t-|pt|relaxado
Spanish: t-|es|relajado
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trans-top|indiscreet
Finnish: t-|fi|löyhä, t-|fi|huolimaton
Portuguese: t+|pt|indiscreto
trans-mid
Russian: t-|ru|неосторожный|trneostoróžnyj|scCyrl, t-|ru|несдержанный|trnesdéržannyj|scCyrl
Spanish: t-|es|indiscreto
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trans-top|promiscuous
Finnish: t-|fi|löyhätapainen, t-|fi|epäsiveellinen
Kurdish: KUchar|سووک
trans-mid
Portuguese: t-|pt|promíscuo
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Translations to be checked
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trans-top|translations to be categorized
ttbc|Arabic: ARchar|فضفاض IPAchar|(faɖfáɖ)
ttbc|Chinese: 鬆弛的, 松弛的 (sōngchí de)
ttbc|Dutch: los#Dutch|los
ttbc|French: lâche
ttbc|German: lose#German|lose
ttbc|Hungarian: laza
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ttbc|Italian: sciolto#Italian|sciolto
ttbc|Japanese: ゆるんだ (yurunda)
ttbc|Korean: 헐거운 (heolgeoun)
ttbc|Spanish: suelto
ttbc|Swedish: lös
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