Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “loose”

See all translations

loose

adjective /luːs/
not tight; not firmly stretched
flojo
a loose coat This belt is loose.
not firmly fixed
descosido, flojo, suelto
This button is loose.
not tied; free
suelto, desatado
The horses are loose in the field.
not packed; not in a packet
suelto, a granel
loose biscuits.
loosely adverb
aproximadamente
Her hair hung loosley over her shoulders.
looseness noun
soltura, holgura
loosen verb to make or become loose
desatar
She loosened the string The screw had loosened and fallen out.
to relax (eg a hold)
aflojar
He loosened his grip.
loose-leaf adjective (of a notebook etc) made so that pages can easily be added or removed.
de hojas sueltas
break loose to escape
escaparse
The prisoner broke loose.
let loose to free from control
soltar
The circus trainer has let the lions loose.
a loose (not lose) screw.
(Definition of loose from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “loose” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

comma

the symbol , used in writing to separate parts of a sentence showing a slight pause, or to separate the single things in a list

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More