Meaning of “loose” - Learner’s Dictionary

loose

adjective us uk /luːs/
Extra Examples
Mary stumbled on the loose rocks.He kicked the loose gravel on the path.Someone had come to fix the loose tiles.Remove all loose material from the wall before painting.The book had some loose pages.
NOT FIXED

B2 not firmly fixed:

There were some loose wires hanging out of the wall.
One of my buttons is loose.
CLOTHES

B1 large and not fitting tightly:

a loose dress/sweater
FREE

An animal that is loose is free to move around:

Two lions escaped and are still loose.
NOT EXACT

not exact:

It's only a loose translation of the poem.
loosely adverb

The film is based very loosely (= not exactly) on the novel.

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(Definition of “loose” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)