Textual thesaurus for "loose"

(adj) unaffixed

not affixed

the stamp came loose

(adj) easy, promiscuous, light, wanton, sluttish

casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

her easy virtue; he was told to avoid loose (or light) women; wanton behavior

(adj) lax

emptying easily or excessively

loose bowels

(adj) liberal, free

not literal

a loose interpretation of what she had been told; a free translation of the poem

(adj) escaped, at large, on the loose

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

(adj) informal

not officially recognized or controlled

an informal agreement; a loose organization of the local farmers

(adj) idle

lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility

idle talk; a loose tongue

(adj) open

(of textures) full of small openings or gaps

an open texture; a loose weave

(adj) slack

not tense or taut

the old man's skin hung loose and grey; slack and wrinkled skin; slack sails; a slack rope

(adv) free

without restraint

cows in India are running loose

(verb) loosen, relax

become loose or looser or less tight

The noose loosened; the rope relaxed

(verb) loosen

make loose or looser

loosen the tension on a rope

(verb) unleash, let loose

turn loose or free from restraint

let loose mines; Loose terrible plagues upon humanity

(verb) release, liberate, free, unloose, unloosen

grant freedom to; free from confinement