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Synonyms for loose

Synonyms for loose

not tautly bound, held, or fastened

able to move about at will without bounds or restraint

marked by an absence of conventional restraint in sexual behavior; sexually unrestrained

lacking literal exactness

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to launch with great force

to reduce in tension, pressure, or rigidity

Synonyms for loose

turn loose or free from restraint

make loose or looser

become loose or looser or less tight

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not compact or dense in structure or arrangement

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(of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player

not tight

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not officially recognized or controlled

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not literal

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emptying easily or excessively

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not affixed

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not tense or taut

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(of textures) full of small openings or gaps

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lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility

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not carefully arranged in a package

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having escaped, especially from confinement

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casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

without restraint

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It's available in easy to fit loose covers that can be washed at home.
1 -- color) Hundreds attended a candlelight vigil in Moopark to show concern over the death of a tiger that was loose in the area.
As soon as we get the cabinet's decision in writing, a statutory regulatory order (SRO) will be issued to stop the sale of loose cigarettes across the country,' he said.
Last month Theresa May announced that she wanted all supermarkets to introduce plastic-free aisles in which all the food was sold loose.
Joint line tenderness present, synovial thickening present, multiple mobile loose bodies palpated on rolling the synovial membrane over femoral condyle mainly on lateral suprapatellar fossa, no regional lymph nodes palpable.
At best, it's unfair to ask my leashed dog to tolerate interaction with a loose dog--even a friendly one.
e couple said they were not going home but Loose and Roberts later arrived, banged on the windows and were allowed in.
In research published in this week's online edition of Science, postdoc Nicholas Vyleta and Professor Peter Jonas of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) uncover the existence of loose coupling between calcium channels and release sensors of exocytosis at a mature central synapse in the rodent brain.
Pretty soon, there's a chain reaction of loose nuts, wobbly road-wheels and snapped studs.
Loose tea and green tea have never been my top choices, because despite the health benefits attributed to the latter, I've often found the ones I've tried bitter and hard to drink, plus fiddling around with leaves can be a nuisance, especially at work.
PNP Director General Alan Purisima said the police had been able to account for more than 200,000 unlicensed guns since the PNP Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO) launched a crackdown on loose firearms dubbed "Oplan Katok.
He dropped in on telly's Loose Women for a chat and couldn't help but haul out a Celtic top with the name "Loose Man" on the back.
SPEAKING to four of the feisty females from the Loose Women panel is like looking after a group of unruly children.
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