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English definition of “loose”


adjective (NOT FIXED)    /luːs/
B2 not firmly fixed in place: There were some loose wires hanging out of the wall. The nails in the bridge had worked themselves loose. The prisoners were so thin that their skin hung loose.Flexible, loose and yieldingSeparateness and isolation in spaceAlone B2 describes hair that is not tied back: Her hair was hanging loose about her shoulders.HairdressingHairstyles describes things that are not fixed or held together or to anything else: A few loose sheets of paper were lying around.Separateness and isolation in spaceAlone
(Definition of loose adjective (NOT FIXED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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