Translation of loose in Italian:
- 1on the loose(prisoner, criminal, animal)(troublemakers)there's a killer, lion on the loosethere is a gang of hooligans on the loose in the townun assassino, un leone è scappatohe is still on the loosec'è una banda di teppisti che scorrazzano per la cittàè ancora in libertà
- 1 (not firm or tight)(knot)(lace, screw)(nail, handle)(joint)(component, section)fissato male(button)che si stacca, penzolante(thread)(tooth)to come o work looseche dondola(knot, screw)allentarsi(brick, handle)stare per staccarsi(nail)(tooth)to work [something] loose(rope, knot, screw, fixture)(nail, post)(brick, bar)to hang loose(hair)essere sciolto(rope, reins, thread)hang loose! (American English) [informal]rilassati!
- 2 (free)(animal)the bull's looseto break loose (animal)il toro è scappato[figurative]slegarsifrom dafrom conto cut somebody loosestaccarsifrom dato roam o run looseliberare qualcunoto let o set o turn loosecorrere in libertà(animal, prisoner)he let the dogs loose on me I wouldn't let that mad man loose on a classroomI wouldn't let first year students loose on Joyce!non affiderai una classe a quel pazzoto let loose with criticism, insultsnon farei leggere Joyce agli studenti del primo anno!
- 4 (that has come apart)(card, page)(stone, fragment)a loose sheet of paperthese pages have come looseun foglio volanteloose rust, paint “loose chippings” (British English) o “loose gravel” (American English) (roadsign)queste pagine si sono staccate“materiale instabile sulla strada”
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- Italian Grammar Notes for English speakers translating into Italian 14: LET2
- Italian Grammar Notes for English speakers translating into Italian 10: HER
- Italian Grammar Notes for English speakers translating into Italian 11: HIS
- Italian Grammar Notes for English speakers translating into Italian 12: IN
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