loosely Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"loosely" in British English

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looselyadverb

uk   us   /ˈluːs.li/

loosely adverb (NOT FIRMLY)

in a way that is not ​firmlyheld or ​attached: The ​parcel had only been loosely ​wrapped, and the ​paper had come off.

loosely adverb (NOT EXACTLY)

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

loosely adverb (NOT TIGHTLY)

not ​tightly: The ​jackethung loosely on his ​thinbody.
(Definition of loosely from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"loosely" in American English

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looselyadverb

 us   /ˈlus·li/
not ​tightly; not in a way that ​fitsclosely to the ​body or the thing that is ​covered: The ​package was loosely ​wrapped. not put together ​tightly; with ​spaces between the ​parts that ​form a ​structure: a loosely ​knitsweater
(Definition of loosely from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “loosely”
in Chinese (Simplified) 未固定的, 松散地, 宽松地…
in Chinese (Traditional) 未固定的, 鬆散地, 寬鬆地…
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