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loose British & World English

Not firmly or tightly fixed in place; detached or able to be detached

loose English Thesaurus

a loose floorboard

cut loose British & World English

Distance or free oneself from a person, group, or system

loose box British & World English

A stable, or an enclosed area in a stable building, in which a horse is kept and within which it does not need to be tied

loose end British & World English

A detail that is not yet settled or explained

loose tea British & World English

Dried crushed tea leaves sold in a packet or container rather than in individual teabags or sachets

hang loose British & World English

Be relaxed; refrain from taking anything too seriously

loose cover British & World English

A removable fitted cloth cover for a chair or sofa

loose head British & World English

The forward in the front row of a scrummage who is nearest to the scrum half as the ball is put in

loose-knit British & World English

Connected in a tenuous or vague way

loose-leaf British & World English

(Of a notebook or folder) having each sheet of paper separate and removable

loose rein British & World English

A manner of riding in which the reins are held slackly, allowing the horse to relax

loose scrum British & World English

A scrum formed by the players round the ball during play, not ordered by the referee

loose cannon British & World English

An unpredictable or uncontrolled person who is liable to cause unintentional damage

loose-fitting British & World English

(Especially of clothing) not fitting tightly; baggy

loose-footed British & World English

(Of a boat’s sail) having no boom or not secured to a boom at the foot

loose forward British & World English

A forward who plays at the back of the scrum

loose housing British & World English

Partly covered barns or sheds for livestock with access to a feeding area (as distinct from individual pens or crates)

loose-jointed British & World English

Having or characterized by easy, free movement; limber

loose-limbed British & World English

Supple and physically relaxed

loose tongue British & World English

A tendency to speak indiscreetly

loose-limbed English Thesaurus

he was loose-limbed and lean

on the loose British & World English

Having escaped from confinement

loose construction British & World English

A broad interpretation of a statute or document by a court

loose off in loose British & World English

Fire (a bullet, arrow, etc.)

have a screw loose British & World English

Be slightly eccentric or mentally disturbed

all hell breaks loose British & World English

Suddenly there is pandemonium

be at a loose end British & World English

Have nothing specific to do

play fast and loose British & World English

Behave irresponsibly or immorally

cut someone/thing loose British & World English

Free someone or something from something which holds or restricts them

let someone/thing loose British & World English

Release someone or something

cut loose in cut British & World English

Distance or free oneself from a person, group, or system

hang loose in loose British & World English

Be relaxed; refrain from taking anything too seriously

cut someone/thing loose in cut British & World English

Free someone or something from something which holds or restricts them

let someone/thing loose in let1 British & World English

Release someone or something

on the loose in loose British & World English

Having escaped from confinement

let loose in loose English Thesaurus

she let the python loose

be at a loose end in loose end British & World English

Have nothing specific to do

loose scrummage in loose scrum British & World English

A scrum formed by the players round the ball during play, not ordered by the referee

hang or stay loose in loose British & World English

Be relaxed; refrain from taking anything too seriously


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