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loose

adjective [-er/-est only]  us   /lus/

loose adjective [-er/-est only] (NOT ATTACHED)

not firmly attached in place: I’d better sew that loose button before it comes off. A few loose sheets of paper were lying around. If an animal is loose, it is not tied up or caged in.

loose adjective [-er/-est only] (NOT TIGHT)

not tight; not fitting closely to the body or the thing that is covered: Wear comfortable, loose clothing to your exercise class. Loose can also mean not closely following something original, or not exact: The film is a loose adaptation of Conrad’s novel.
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