loose adjective (NOT FASTENED)
- A wire has come loose at the back.
- It's no wonder your shaver isn't working. There's a loose connection in the plug.
- Snowflakes are loose aggregates of ice crystals.
- I put the loose floorboard back and nailed it down.
- The machine is working erratically - there must be a loose connection.
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loose adjective (NOT TIGHT)
- Loose clothing will keep you comfortable.
- He wore a loose pair of trousers.
- She's lost so much weight, all her clothes are loose.
- She wore a loose jumper.
- Make sure the collar is loose enough.
loose adjective (NOT EXACT)
- I can give you a loose figure.
- It's a loose equivalent of the French version.
- I can do you a loose translation.
- The story has a loose basis in fact.
- His latest movie is a loose adaptation of King Lear.