Grant freedom to; free from confinement.
Turn loose or free from restraint:
— Let loose mines.
— Loose terrible plagues upon humanity.
Make loose or looser:
— Loosen the tension on a rope.
Not compact or dense in structure or arrangement.
Roget 519: unintelligible, unaccountable, undecipherable, undiscoverable, unknowable, unfathomable; incognizable†, inexplicable, inscrutable; inapprehensible†, incomprehensible; insolvable†, insoluble; impenetrable. ... show more
Roget 477: intuitive, instinctive, impulsive; independent of reason, anterior to reason; gratuitous, hazarded; unconnected. unreasonable, illogical, false, unsound, invalid; unwarranted, ... show more
of a ball in sport Not in the possession or control of any player.
Not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting.
Polish: luźny, nieobcisły, obszerny, szeroki
Not officially recognized or controlled:
— A loose organization of the local farmers.
— A loose interpretation of what she had been told.
Emptying easily or excessively:
— Loose bowels.
— The stamp came loose.
Not tense or taut:
— The old man's skin hung loose and grey.
of textures Full of small openings or gaps:
— A loose weave.
Lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility:
— A loose tongue.
Polish: jałowy, pusty
Not carefully arranged in a package.
Having escaped, especially from confinement:
— Dogs loose on the streets.
— Criminals on the loose in the neighborhood.
Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior:
— He was told to avoid loose (or light) women.
Polish: rozwiązły, lubieżny, rozpustny
— Cows in India are running loose.
Moby thesaurus: Bohemian, Paphian, abandoned, abate, absonant, adrift, affable, afloat, afoot and lighthearted, aid, aimless, aleatoric, aleatory, alleviate, amorphous, approximate, approximative, at large, at liberty, aweigh ... show more.
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