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'loose' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'loose'
1. not restrained or confined or attached
a pocket full of loose bills
knocked the ball loose
got loose from his attacker
2. not compact or dense in structure or arrangement
loose gravel
3. (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player
a loose ball
4. not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting
loose clothing
the large shoes were very loose
5. not officially recognized or controlled
a loose organization of the local farmers
6. not literal
a loose interpretation of what she had been told
7. emptying easily or excessively
loose bowels
8. not affixed
the stamp came loose
9. not tense or taut
the old man's skin hung loose and grey
10. (of textures) full of small openings or gaps
a loose weave
11. not fixed firmly or tightly
the bolts became loose over time
a loose chair leg
loose bricks
12. lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility
a loose tongue
13. not carefully arranged in a package
a box of loose nails
14. freely producing mucus
a loose phlegmy cough
15. having escaped, especially from confinement
dogs loose on the streets
criminals on the loose in the neighborhood
16. casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
he was told to avoid loose (or light) women
17. not bound or fastened or gathered together
loose pages
loose papers

'loose' - used as a adverb
18. without restraint
cows in India are running loose

'loose' - used as a verb
19. grant freedom to; free from confinement
20. turn loose or free from restraint
let loose mines
Loose terrible plagues upon humanity
21. make loose or looser
22. become loose or looser or less tight

derived forms
1. Loose / Past
loosed
2. Loose / Third Person
looses
3. Loose / Present Participle
loosing
4. Loose / Comparitive
looser
5. Loose / Superlative
loosest
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  • compact
  • tight
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