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  • casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
    • her easy virtue
    • he was told to avoid loose (or light) women
    • wanton behavior
  • having escaped, especially from confinement
    • a convict still at large
    • searching for two escaped prisoners
    • dogs loose on the streets
    • criminals on the loose in the neighborhood
  • not carefully arranged in a package
    • a box of loose nails
  • lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility
    • idle talk
    • a loose tongue
  • (of textures) full of small openings or gaps
    • an open texture
    • a loose weave
  • not tense or taut
    • the old man's skin hung loose and grey
    • slack and wrinkled skin
    • slack sails
    • a slack rope
  • not affixed
    • the stamp came loose
  • emptying easily or excessively
    • loose bowels
  • not literal
    • a loose interpretation of what she had been told
    • a free translation of the poem
  • not officially recognized or controlled
    • an informal agreement
    • a loose organization of the local farmers
  • not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting
    • loose clothing
    • the large shoes were very loose
  • (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player
    • a loose ball
  • not compact or dense in structure or arrangement
    • loose gravel
  • without restraint
    • cows in India are running loose
  • become loose or looser or less tight
    • The noose loosened
    • the rope relaxed
  • make loose or looser
    • loosen the tension on a rope
  • turn loose or free from restraint
    • let loose mines
    • Loose terrible plagues upon humanity
  • grant freedom to; free from confinement
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