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loose

  

      adj  
1    free or released from confinement or restraint  
2    not close, compact, or tight in structure or arrangement  
3    not fitted or fitting closely  
loose clothing is cooler     
4    not bundled, packaged, fastened, or put in a container  
loose nails     
5    inexact; imprecise  
a loose translation     
6    (of funds, cash, etc.) not allocated or locked away; readily available  
7   
a    (esp. of women) promiscuous or easy  
b    (of attitudes, ways of life, etc.) immoral or dissolute  
8    lacking a sense of responsibility or propriety  
loose talk     
9   
a    (of the bowels) emptying easily, esp. excessively; lax  
b    (of a cough) accompanied by phlegm, mucus, etc.  
10    (of a dye or dyed article) fading as a result of washing; not fast  
11    Informal     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   very relaxed; easy  
      n  
12    the loose     (Rugby)   the part of play when the forwards close round the ball in a ruck or loose scrum  
   See       scrum  
13    on the loose  
a    free from confinement or restraint  
b    Informal   on a spree  
      adv  
14   
a    in a loose manner; loosely  
b    (in combination)  
loose-fitting     
15    hang loose  
Informal     (chiefly U.S.)   to behave in a relaxed, easy fashion  
      vb  
16    tr   to set free or release, as from confinement, restraint, or obligation  
17    tr   to unfasten or untie  
18    to make or become less strict, tight, firmly attached, compact, etc.  
19    when intr, often foll by: off   to let fly (a bullet, arrow, or other missile)  
     (C13 (in the sense: not bound): from Old Norse lauss free; related to Old English leas free from, -less)  
  loosely      adv  
  looseness      n  


loose cannon  
      n   a person or thing that appears to be beyond control and is potentially a source of unintentional damage  
loose change  
      n   money in the form of coins suitable for small expenditures  
loose cover  
      n   a fitted but easily removable cloth cover for a chair, sofa, etc.,   (U.S. and Canadian name)    slipcover  
loose end  
      n  
1    a detail that is left unsettled, unexplained, or incomplete  
2    at a loose end   without purpose or occupation  
loose head  
      n     (Rugby)   the prop on the hooker's left in the front row of a scrum  
   Compare       tight head  
loose-jointed  
      adj  
1    supple and easy in movement  
2    loosely built; with ill-fitting joints  
  loose-jointedness      n  
loose-leaf  
      adj  
1    (of a binder, album, etc.) capable of being opened to allow removal and addition of pages  
      n  
2    a serial publication published in loose leaves and kept in such a binder  
loose-limbed  
      adj   (of a person) having supple limbs  
loose order  
      n     (Military)   a formation in which soldiers, units, etc., are widely separated from each other  
loose smut  
      n   a disease of cereal grasses caused by smut fungi of the genus Ustilago, in which powdery spore masses replace the host tissue  
loose-tongued  
      adj   careless or irresponsible in talking  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
to release sth that is tied up
n.
very large collection of digital data, whose analysis allows to predict patterns and behaviours through inductive reasoning
[Tech.] big data can be applied to behavioural retargeting in marketing, but also to predict epidemies through Google searches or analysing DNA
exp.
A set of collection of one’s internet assets or value gathered in order to assist transfer of online rights.
[Tech.]

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