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English definition of “loosely”

loosely

adverb uk   /ˈluːs.li/ us  

loosely adverb (NOT FIXED)

in a way that is not firmly fixed: The parcel had only been loosely wrapped, and the paper had come off.

loosely adverb (NOT EXACT)

not exactly: This phrase can be loosely translated as 'Go away'. The film is loosely based on the novel by Kundera.

loosely adverb (NOT TIGHT)

not tightly: The jacket hung loosely on his thin body.
(Definition of loosely from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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