1. [Adjective]: not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "loose clothing"; "the large shoes were very loose"

2. [Adjective]: not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose gravel"

3. [Adjective]: not affixed; "the stamp came loose"

4. [Adverb]: without restraint; "cows in India are running loose"

5. not restrained or confined or attached; "a pocket full of loose bills"; "knocked the ball loose"; "got loose from his attacker"

6. not carefully arranged in a package; "a box of loose nails"

7. not fixed firmly or tightly; "the bolts became loose over time"; "a loose chair leg"; "loose bricks"

8. not tense or taut; "the old man''s skin hung loose and gray"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"

9. not bound or fastened or gathered together; "loose pages"; "loose papers"

10. emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels"

11. having escaped, especially from confinement; "a convict still at large"; "searching for two escaped prisoners"; "dogs loose on the streets"; "criminals on the loose in the neighborhood"

12. freely producing mucus; "a loose phlegmy cough"

13. not officially recognized or controlled; "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"

14. lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk"; "a loose tongue"

15. (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave"

16. casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"

17. (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player; "a loose ball"

18. not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem"

19. [Verb]: make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope"

20. [Verb]: grant freedom to; free from confinement

21. [Verb]: become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"

22. [Verb]: turn loose or free from restraint; "let loose mines"; "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity"

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