Definition of "loose" [loose]

  • (adjective) 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.

Use "loose" in a sentence

  • "There were loose ends, but there always are; that's why you have the phrase loose ends."
  • ""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.""
  • "(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."

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