Translation of loose in Spanish:
adjective looser, loosest
- 1 1.1 (not tight) these jeans are loose around the waistestos vaqueros me quedan flojos de cinturathe handcuffs were loose on my wristslas esposas me quedaban flojasExample sentences1.2 (not secure)
(thread/end)this tooth is loose
- 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.
sueltotengo este diente flojothe button's very loose
se me mueve este dienteel botón se está por caersome of the pages were loosealgunas páginas estaban sueltasa loose connectionun mal contactoloose covers (British English)(fundas para sillones y sofás)the knot had come looseel nudo se había aflojadothe piece had worked (itself) loosela pieza se había soltado or desprendidoto wear one's hair loosellevar el pelo sueltoto be at a loose end o (in American English also) endsno tener nada que hacerto tie up the loose endsatar (los) cabos sueltosExample sentences1.3 (separate, not packaged)
(cigarettes)to buy/sell something loose
- 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.
sueltocomprar/vender algo sueltoI wrote it on a loose piece of paperlo apunté en un papel (suelto)Example sentences1.4 (not compact)
(earth)loose chippings (British English)
- 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.
sueltogravilla sueltaExample sentences
- 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 townun tigre anda suelto por la ciudadto break loosesoltarseto let o set o turn somebody loosesoltar a alguienlet him loosesuéltaloshe turned the horses loosesoltó los caballosdon't go and let him loose on the new computerno lo vayas a dejar usar la computadora nuevathey have been let loose on Mahler's Ninthles han permitido acometer la novena de Mahlerloose horsecaballo (masculine) sin jineteto be on the looseandar 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 precisoestá redactado de forma tan vaga que …a very loose use of the termun uso muy sui géneris del término3.2 (flexible)(structure)
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 woman
disolutouna mujer fácil or de vida alegre4.2 (indiscreet)(tongue)loose talk is dangerous
sueltola 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
soltar(horse)1.2 (fire, unleash)
- 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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