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loose

adjective uk   us   /luːs/

loose adjective (NOT FASTENED)

B2 not firmly held or fastened in place: There were some loose wires hanging out of the wall. The nails in the wall had worked themselves loose. The prisoners were so thin that their skin hung loose.B2 Loose hair is not tied back: Her hair was hanging loose to her shoulders. Loose things are not held together or attached to anything else: A few loose sheets of paper were lying around.
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loose adjective (NOT TIGHT)

B1 (of clothes) not fitting closely to the body: Wear comfortable, loose clothing to your exercise class.
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loose adjective (NOT EXACT)

C2 not tightly controlled, or not exact: It's a fairly loose adaptation of the novel. It's only a loose translation of the poem.
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loose adjective (IMMORAL)

old-fashioned disapproving having low morals; sexually free: a loose woman

loose

verb [T] uk   us   /luːs/
to speak or express emotions very freely, especially in an uncontrolled way: The coach loosed an angry tirade against his team.
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