(1) Not affixed
"The stamp came loose"
(2) Not bound or fastened or gathered together
(3) Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
"Her easy virtue"
"He was told to avoid loose (or light) women"
(4) Not compact or dense in structure or arrangement
(5) (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player
"A loose ball"
(6) Emptying easily or excessively
(7) Not literal
"A loose interpretation of what she had been told"
"A free translation of the poem"
(8) Having escaped, especially from confinement
"A convict still at large"
"Searching for two escaped prisoners"
"Dogs loose on the streets"
"Criminals on the loose in the neighborhood"
(9) Not restrained or confined or attached
"A pocket full of loose bills"
"Knocked the ball loose"
"Got loose from his attacker"
(10) Freely producing mucus
"A loose phlegmy cough"
(11) Not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting
"The large shoes were very loose"
(12) Not officially recognized or controlled
"An informal agreement"
"A loose organization of the local farmers"
(13) Not carefully arranged in a package
"A box of loose nails"
(14) Lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility
"A loose tongue"
(15) Not fixed firmly or tightly
"The bolts became loose over time"
"A loose chair leg"
(16) (of textures) full of small openings or gaps
"An open texture"
"A loose weave"
(17) Not tense or taut
"The old man's skin hung loose and grey"
"Slack and wrinkled skin"
"A slack rope"
(18) Without restraint
"Cows in India are running loose"
(19) Become loose or looser or less tight
"The noose loosened"
"The rope relaxed"
(20) Make loose or looser
"Loosen the tension on a rope"
(21) Turn loose or free from restraint
"Let loose mines"
"Loose terrible plagues upon humanity"
(22) Grant freedom to; free from confinement
- To let loose, to free from restraints.
- To unfasten, to loosen.
- To make less tight, to loosen.
- Of a grip or hold, to let go.
- to shoot (an arrow)
Synonymsfree, release loosen, unbind, undo, unfasten, untie loosen, relax, slacken let go, release fire, shoot
Antonyms: bind, constrain: bind, fasten, tie: tighten: tighten fast
- Not fixed in place tightly or firmly
- This wheelbarrow has a loose wheel
- Not held or packaged together
- You can buy apples in a pack, but they are cheaper loose
- Not bound or tethered or leashed
- The dog is loose again
- Not fitting closely
- I wear loose clothes when it is hot
- Not compact
- It is difficult walking on loose gravel
- She danced with a loose flowing movement
- Loose talk costs lives
- She is a loose woman