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loose

loose

 
pronunciation:
lus
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: looser, loosest
definition 1: not joined or attached tightly; free.
There is a loose button on your shirt.
synonyms:
unfastened
antonyms:
compact, fast, secure, tight
similar words:
insecure, rickety, unsteady, untied
definition 2: not held back; free.
When school was over, we were loose for the summer.
synonyms:
free
antonyms:
confined, restrained, stiff, strict
similar words:
at liberty, unlocked, untied, wild
definition 3: not tight.
I wear loose clothes in hot weather.
antonyms:
tight
similar words:
baggy, floppy, limp, sagging, slack
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: looser, loosest
definition: without being restrained.
The bird was out of its cage and flying loose in the house.
similar words:
free
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: loosed, looses, loosing
definition 1: to set free; let loose.
The children loosed the dog when they got to the park.
synonyms:
free, release
antonyms:
confine
similar words:
emancipate, liberate, untie
definition 2: to make less tight; unfasten.
He loosed his belt after the big meal.
synonyms:
free, loosen, release, undo, unfasten, untie
antonyms:
fasten
derivations: loosely (adv.), looseness (n.)
Word Builder: loose +
  • loosen:
    to make loose or looser.