1. Not compact or dense in structure or arrangement (synset 300505233)
    "loose gravel"
  2. (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player (synset 300603369)
    "a loose ball"
  3. Not tight;
    Not closely constrained or constricted or constricting (synset 301449640)
    "loose clothing"; "the large shoes were very loose"
  4. Not officially recognized or controlled (synset 301638070)
    "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"
  5. Not literal (synset 300919313)
    "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem"
  6. Emptying easily or excessively (synset 300641863)
    "loose bowels"
  7. Not affixed (synset 300160646)
    "the stamp came loose"
  8. Not tense or taut (synset 302413057)
    "the old man's skin hung loose and grey"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"; "a slack grip"
  9. (of textures) full of small openings or gaps (synset 302239857)
    "an open texture"; "a loose weave"
  10. Lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility (synset 302005935)
    "idle talk"; "a loose tongue"
  11. Not carefully arranged in a package (synset 301743831)
    "a box of loose nails"
  12. Having escaped, especially from confinement (synset 301065803)
    "a convict still at large"; "searching for two escaped prisoners"; "dogs loose on the streets"; "criminals on the loose in the neighborhood"
  13. Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior (synset 300362917)
    "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"
  1. Without restraint (synset 400359817)
    "cows in India are running loose"
  1. Grant freedom to;
    Free from confinement (synset 202426474)
  2. Turn loose or free from restraint (synset 201478166)
    "let loose mines"; "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity"
  3. Make loose or looser (synset 200420328)
    "loosen the tension on a rope"
  4. Become loose or looser or less tight (synset 200420090)
    "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"

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