loose

The Correct spelling is: loose

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  • adj., loos·er, loos·est.
    1. Not fastened, restrained, or contained: loose bricks.
    2. Not taut, fixed, or rigid: a loose anchor line; a loose chair leg.
    3. Free from confinement or imprisonment; unfettered: criminals loose in the neighborhood; dogs that are loose on the streets.
    4. Not tight-fitting or tightly fitted: loose shoes.
    5. Not bound, bundled, stapled, or gathered together: loose papers.
    6. Not compact or dense in arrangement or structure: loose gravel.
    7. Lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; idle: loose talk.
    8. Not formal; relaxed: a loose atmosphere at the club.
    9. Lacking conventional moral restraint in sexual behavior.
    10. Not literal or exact: a loose translation.
    11. Characterized by a free movement of fluids in the body: a loose cough; loose bowels.
    adv.

    In a loose manner.


    v., loosed, loos·ing, loos·es.

    v.tr.
    1. To let loose; release: loosed the dogs.
    2. To make loose; undo: loosed his belt.
    3. To cast loose; detach: hikers loosing their packs at camp.
    4. To let fly; discharge: loosed an arrow.
    5. To release pressure or obligation from; absolve: loosed her from the responsibility.
    6. To make less strict; relax: a leader's strong authority that was loosed by easy times.
    v.intr.
    1. To become loose.
    2. To discharge a missile; fire.
    idiom:

    on the loose

    1. At large; free.
    2. Acting in an uninhibited fashion.

    [Middle English louse, los, from Old Norse lauss.]

    loosely loose'ly adv.
    looseness loose'ness n.

    SYNONYMS  loose, lax, slack. These adjectives mean not tautly bound, held, or fastened: loose reins; a lax rope; slack sails.
    ANTONYM  tight


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