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Definitions of "loose"

  • Not fastened, restrained, or contained: loose bricks. adjective
  • Not taut, fixed, or rigid: a loose anchor line; a loose chair leg. adjective
  • Free from confinement or imprisonment; unfettered: criminals loose in the neighborhood; dogs that are loose on the streets. adjective
  • Not tight-fitting or tightly fitted: loose shoes. adjective
  • Not bound, bundled, stapled, or gathered together: loose papers. adjective
  • Not compact or dense in arrangement or structure: loose gravel. adjective
  • Lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; idle: loose talk. adjective
  • Not formal; relaxed: a loose atmosphere at the club. adjective
  • Lacking conventional moral restraint in sexual behavior. adjective
  • Not literal or exact: a loose translation. adjective
  • Characterized by a free movement of fluids in the body: a loose cough; loose bowels. adjective
  • In a loose manner. adverb
  • To let loose; release: loosed the dogs. verb-transitive
  • To make loose; undo: loosed his belt. verb-transitive
  • To cast loose; detach: hikers loosing their packs at camp. verb-transitive
  • To let fly; discharge: loosed an arrow. verb-transitive
  • To release pressure or obligation from; absolve: loosed her from the responsibility. verb-transitive
  • To make less strict; relax: a leader's strong authority that was loosed by easy times. verb-transitive
  • To become loose. verb-intransitive

The word "loose" in example sentences

There were loose ends, but there always are; that's why you have the phrase loose ends.. [Wake Up, Sir!]

"I hate to use the word loose cannon, but he is," she said "It distresses me that Newt is pulling ahead, because I don't think he's electable at all.". [NYT > Home Page]

(B) loose-slippings: never saw or heard it; the term loose chippings refers to gravel or crushed stone that has not yet been bonded into fresh asphalt in a road repair.. [VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol V No 2]

In Poland, he sought to convey lessons from those experiences to urge finance ministers from the 17-nation euro zone to speak with one voice and halt what he called "loose talk about dismantling the institutions of the euro.". [U.S. Struggles for Traction on Europe Crisis]

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has decried what he called "loose talk" about establishing a no-fly zone in Libya, saying such an operation would require a military strike.. [US Defense Chief: Libya No-Fly Zone a 'Big Operation']

Between dodging the bullets of the gang members who are infuriated by Alex's most recent courtroom victory and keeping a rendezvous with a charming restaurateur, a serial killer on the loose is the last thing she needs on her plate right now.. [Killer Heat by Linda Fairstein: Book summary]

Also Wednesday, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates warned against what he called "loose talk" about the ease of establishing a no-fly zone.. [Obama signals willingness to intervene militarily in Libya if crisis worsens]

Senator Nunn, you know a lot about what they call loose nukes out there.. [CNN Transcript Dec 30, 2007]

The amount of the loose is according to the newspapers near a Million in US Dollars.. [Terrible fire at Paamul]

There is a fair amount of damage to landscaping and what I call loose-end (ph) damages, lost roof tiles, the ripped screens, damaged patio enclosures, and that time of thing.. [CNN Transcript Oct 24, 2005]

Fitzgerald has given us the idea that most of it has been taken care of, but he was fixing up I believe what he called loose ends.. [CNN Transcript Jul 3, 2005]

So with the faculty of desire: what we call loose living is caused by its acting unaccompanied; it has done all of itself; the other faculties, whose business it is to make their presence felt in control and to point the right way, have lain in abeyance; the Seer in the Soul was occupied elsewhere, for, though not always at least sometimes, it has leisure for a certain degree of contemplation of other concerns.. [The Six Enneads.]

Once he came out with me and found fault with what he termed the loose methods of nature.. [The Colossus A Novel]

Judge Anthony King criticised the Crown Prosecution Service for giving only "what I call loose thought" to the case.. [Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph]

Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik of Pima County, a critic of what he calls loose gun restrictions, bluntly labeled Arizona "Tombstone.". [NYT > Home Page]

Nor was the exact definition of 'hoon' - because keeping this term loose makes selective interpretation by the regulators very convenient.. [Car Advice | News Blog]

Loose Translates

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s., f. gevşek, sıkı ve bağlı olmayan, başıboş; dağınık, ayrı ayrı, seyrek, sıkışık olmayan; ahlakça serbest, hafifmeşrep, iffet sahibi olmayan; şüpheli, müphem; yumuşak (öksürük); ishal olmuş, kabız değil; f. gevşetmek, çözmek, açmak; salıvermek, hapisten çıkarmak, serbest bırakmak, azat etmek; boşaltmak (tüfek). loose ends yarım kalmış işler. loose-jointed s. mafsalları sıkıca birleşmemiş. loose-leaf s. sayfaları çıkarılıp tekrar takılabilen (kitap veya defter). loose rein dizginleri gevşek, baskısız. at loose ends boşta. break loose ipini koparıp başıboş kalmak; hapishaneden kaçıp kurtulmak. cast loose çözmek, ayırmak. cut loose ilişkiyi kesmek; kaçmak, kurtulmak; k.dili cümbüş etmek, eğlenmek. get loose kurtulmak. hang loose (argo) istifini bozmamak. have a screw loose çivisi gevşemek; aklından zoru olmak. let loose salıvermek, çözüp koyvermek. on the loose serbest; eğlencede, cümbüşte. play fast and loose hile ile davranmak, özü sözü birbirine uymamak. set veya turn loose serbest bırakmak, başıboş salıvermek. loosely z. gevşek olarak; üstünkörü; ahlâksızca; hemen hemen, kabaca. looseness i. gevşeklik; ishal; intizamsızlık; kararsızlık.s., f. gevşek, sıkı ve bağlı olmayan, başıboş; dağınık, ayrı ayrı, seyrek, sıkışık olmayan; ahlakça serbest, hafifmeşrep, iffet sahibi olmayan; şüpheli, müphem; yumuşak (öksürük); ishal olmuş, kabız değil; f. gevşetmek, çözmek, açmak; salıvermek, hapisten çıkarmak, serbest bırakmak, azat etmek; boşaltmak (tüfek). loose ends yarım kalmış işler. loose-jointed s. mafsalları sıkıca birleşmemiş. loose-leaf s. sayfaları çıkarılıp tekrar takılabilen (kitap veya defter). loose rein dizginleri gevşek, baskısız. at loose ends boşta. break loose ipini koparıp başıboş kalmak; hapishaneden kaçıp kurtulmak. cast loose çözmek, ayırmak. cut loose ilişkiyi kesmek; kaçmak, kurtulmak; k.dili cümbüş etmek, eğlenmek. get loose kurtulmak. hang loose (argo) istifini bozmamak. have a screw loose çivisi gevşemek; aklından zoru olmak. let loose salıvermek, çözüp koyvermek. on the loose serbest; eğlencede, cümbüşte. play fast and loose hile ile davranmak, özü sözü birbirine uymamak. set veya turn loose serbest bırakmak, başıboş salıvermek. loosely z. gevşek olarak; üstünkörü; ahlâksızca; hemen hemen, kabaca. looseness i. gevşeklik; ishal; intizamsızlık; kararsızlık.

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