Translation of loose in Spanish:
adjective looser, loosest
- 1 1.1 (not tight) these jeans are loose around the waistthe handcuffs were loose on my wristsestos vaqueros me quedan flojos de cinturalas esposas me quedaban flojasExample sentences1.2 (not secure)
(thread/end)this tooth is loosethe button's very loosetengo este diente flojose me mueve este dientesome of the pages were looseel botón se está por caera loose connectionalgunas páginas estaban sueltasloose covers (British English)un mal contacto(fundas para sillones y sofás)the knot had come loosethe piece had worked (itself) looseel nudo se había aflojadoto wear one's hair loosela pieza se había soltado or desprendidoto be at a loose end o (in American English also) endsllevar el pelo sueltoto tie up the loose endsno tener nada que haceratar (los) cabos sueltosExample sentences1.3 (separate, not packaged)
- I turned to see Aya leaning in the corner, arms folded and dressed in loose shirt and tight shorts.
- Clearly emphasising more on the textures and styling, the duo presented an entirely western range with skirts, dresses, jackets and loose trousers.
- Home again, still a little over-heated, I changed back into shorts and a very loose shirt and cooled down nicely over a cup of excellent espresso.
(cigarettes)to buy/sell something looseI wrote it on a loose piece of papercomprar/vender algo sueltolo apunté en un papel (suelto)Example sentences1.4 (not compact)
- Grinding can cause serious problems - broken or cracked teeth, gum problems, tooth sensitivity and even loose teeth.
- The 15-year-old schoolgirl suffered a perforated eardrum and two loose teeth in the attack by up to five other children, while it was recorded.
- ‘The fire brigade went up and down in their skylift several times and removed the loose stones very courageously,’ he said.
(earth)loose chippings (British English)gravilla sueltaExample sentences
- He carefully secures the material around my head, making sure not to snag any loose hairs within the knot and places his hands once more on my shoulders.
- A loose paper floats from within the bag and floats to the ground.
- This further complicated the positioning of loose blocks within the meter-thick sequence.
- High contact pressures cause the feet to penetrate through the loose material and actually compact the soil directly beneath the foot tip.
- When plants were grown in a combination of compact and loose soil, the spatial arrangement of the zones determined the shoot response.
- It is rumored that the loose Federation idea has some support among the neoconservatives, which is worrisome, since they tend to get what they want.
- 2 (free) (predicative) a tiger is loose in the townto break looseun tigre anda suelto por la ciudadto let o set o turn somebody loosesoltarselet him loosesoltar a alguienshe turned the horses loosesuéltalodon't go and let him loose on the new computersoltó los caballosthey have been let loose on Mahler's Ninthno lo vayas a dejar usar la computadora nuevaloose horseles han permitido acometer la novena de Mahlerto be on the loosecaballo (masculine) sin jineteandar sueltoExample sentences
- All cities have ordinances against unleashed pets, and calling Animal Control about a loose dog will usually get someone to show up.
- They listed children racing around on quad and motorbikes, noise from buzzing generators, loose horses and animal mess on pavements around the site among their complaints.
- Locals would call to report a loose horse or missing cattle, and he would go out and round up the errant livestock.
- 3 3.1 (not precise)(definition)the wording is so loose as to …poco precisoa very loose use of the termestá redactado de forma tan vaga que …3.2 (flexible)un uso muy sui géneris del término(structure)(organization)poco rígidoExample sentences
- Whether Armitage's proposal was formally adopted or not, "a very loose central government" is what has been created in Afghanistan.
- Elected chancellor of the loose union of representatives of the worlds, she played the role of benevolent manager in times of strife.
- Meanwhile, the other party leaders (and John Key) form a fairly loose cluster at the extreme opposite end of the spectrum.
- You need to look at the slow erosion of states' rights, and strict vs. loose constructionism of the Constitution.
- It seems like a rather loose interpretation of the word slave.
- The new signs, in standard yellow and black, are up, and are predictably loose with their interpretation of English.
- 4 4.1 (immoral)(life)a loose woman4.2 (indiscreet)una mujer fácil or de vida alegre(tongue)loose talk is dangerousla indiscreción es peligrosaExample sentences
- He reports on a near-epidemic of indiscipline, suicides and loose talk
- In too many instances, he said, the wives knew a lot about what the Bureau was doing, and they talked about it to excess so much so that their loose talk might compromise current investigations.
- In February 1940 a nationwide campaign was launched that warned the general public against loose talk and the dangers of unwittingly giving information to enemy sympathizers.
- A promiscuous woman is a loose woman. Note that in all three propositions, the reference is to sexual promiscuity.
- Some traditional interpreters see this as a stern admonition - this is a loose woman, and she had better change her ways.
- "Do you think Tess is a loose woman?"
- 5 (Medicine)to be loose [colloquial]estar or andar suelto de vientreExample sentences
- Diarrhoea was defined as three or more loose, liquid, or watery stools or at least one loose stool containing blood in a 24 hour period.
- Patients often find that they must restrict or change their diet to avoid excess wind, odour or loose stool.
- Phototherapy can give your baby loose stools, temperature problems, or dehydration.
- 1.1 (release)(prisoner)poner en libertad(horse)1.2 (fire, unleash)(arrow)Example sentences
- You can see why Rummy would want to loose off a little cannon fire at anybody who wrote this up.
- Visually striking and intriguing in concept, the link gun also takes its name from its secondary fire mode, which encourages the player to loose off a stream of fire towards a similarly armed team mate.
- Sarah peeked over, spotting quickly to loose off another arrow before she was sniped off.
- Then about 150 years ago the glacial dam burst, loosing a 100-foot, landscape-scouring wave that wiped out entire villages.
- At the end of the millennial reign, Satan will be loosed and a massive rebellion against the kingdom and a fierce assault against Christ and His saints will occur.
- The prime minister is afraid that his protestations will be lost in the synthetic public outrage that is being loosed by the Eurosceptic media.
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