loose

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈluːs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/lus/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(lo̅o̅s)

Inflections of 'loose' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
looser
adj comparative
loosest
adj superlative
Inflections of 'loose' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
looses
v 3rd person singular
loosing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
loosed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
loosed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

loose

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. the [knot, bow] is [too, very, a little] loose
  2. my [pants, clothes] are too loose
  3. loose around the [waist, ankle]
  4. wear loose [pants]
  5. a loose [wire, screw, connection]
  6. [he's got, he must have] a screw loose!
  7. [fit, tie] it loose
  8. is loose from [overuse, misuse]
  9. is loose with his [money, compliments]
  10. is loose on [drugs, terror]
  11. is a loose cannon
  12. have any loose change
  13. buy loose parts
  14. tie up [any, the] loose ends
  15. broke loose from the [crowd, table, rest]
  16. let the [dogs, hounds] loose
  17. let them loose (on)
  18. may become loose (over time, with use)
  19. a loose [translation, interpretation] of
  20. slang: loose [chicks, girls, women]
v
  1. loose the [dogs, hounds bulls]
  2. loosed them into the [wild, woods, ocean]
  3. loosed the [ropes, chains, bonds]
  4. loosed his [anger, wrath, vengeance] (on them)
  5. loosed her grip (on)
adv
  1. play fast and loose with the [truth, facts]
  2. US, slang: hang loose
additional examples
  1. loose the [dogs, hounds bulls]
  2. the [knot, bow] is [too, very, a little] loose
  3. loosed them into the [wild, woods, ocean]
  4. my [pants, clothes] are too loose
  5. loosed the [ropes, chains, bonds]
  6. loose around the [waist, ankle]
  7. loosed his [anger, wrath, vengeance] (on them)
  8. wear loose [pants]
  9. loosed her grip (on)
  10. a loose [wire, screw, connection]
  11. [he's got, he must have] a screw loose!
  12. [fit, tie] it loose
  13. is loose from [overuse, misuse]
  14. is loose with his [money, compliments]
  15. is loose on [drugs, terror]
  16. is a loose cannon
  17. have any loose change
  18. buy loose parts
  19. tie up [any, the] loose ends
  20. drink loose-leaf tea
  21. broke loose from the [crowd, table, rest]
  22. let the [dogs, hounds] loose
  23. let them loose (on)
  24. may become loose (over time, with use)
  25. a loose [translation, interpretation] of
  26. play fast and loose with the [truth, facts]
  27. US, slang: hang loose
  28. slang: loose [chicks, girls, women]
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