Loose in a sentence as a verb

But a loose rock or slippery foothold puts you at risk anyway.

Pedantry, not really focused on you:urandom is not too loose.

Coworker was building a new house, and when it came to the numbers it was let loose that it was going to cost about $700K.

My "roommates" repeatedly stole my food and occasionally broke into my room to steal loose cash.

Loose in a sentence as an adjective

Yes, but in return you are learning a valuable lesson, which is that "loose" spells the word that means the opposite of tight and the word you were looking for is "lose", which is the opposite of win or gain.

Most of them had fairly loose preferences for favorite programming languages, and favorite development methodologies, and basically ignored the fad du jour.

If you're writing throwaway code for a client with loose constraints and a tight deadline you'll write code differently then you would when you expect to maintain a long term relationship with a client who expects a high degree of correctness.

At its current fairly fuzzy resolution, it's what I'd guess a traditional magazine evolves into when it hits the Internet: a loose confederation of lightly edited writers with their own individual reputations.

Loose in a sentence as an adverb

It did so, however, by setting out a brand new procedural rule whose effect would be to gut much of Bilski and reopen the floodgates to huge numbers of business method patents under a very loose standard - to wit, by holding, that, if it "is not manifestly evident [my emphasis] that a claim is directed to a patent ineligible abstract idea," then the court essentially treat the claim as eligible.

What service are you running where the "overwhelming number of [y]our users" tell you that phone is their preferred method of contact?As I wrote on the blog, email allows me to: - respond when it’s convenient for me.\n - keep most of my attention on what I’m doing.\n - archive and share the correspondence easily.\n - filter content I don’t want to hear anymore.\n - remain anonymous.\n - make careful, researched, edited responses.\n - include screenshots, links to videos, and other files which might be helpful.\n - continue to correspond if I loose my hearing and/or speaking abilities.\n\nI’m not hearing impaired, and I much prefer email.

Loose definitions


grant freedom to; free from confinement

See also: free liberate release unloose unloosen


turn loose or free from restraint; "let loose mines"; "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity"

See also: unleash


make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope"

See also: loosen


become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"

See also: loosen relax


not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose gravel"


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


not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "loose clothing"; "the large shoes were very loose"


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

See also: informal


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

See also: free liberal


emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels"


not affixed; "the stamp came loose"

See also: unaffixed


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

See also: slack


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

See also: open


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

See also: idle


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


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"

See also: escaped


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

See also: easy light promiscuous sluttish wanton


without restraint; "cows in India are running loose"

See also: free