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lowse

[adjective, adverb lohs; verb lohz] /adjective, adverb loʊs; verb loʊz/ British Dialect
adjective, lowser, lowsest, adverb, verb, lowsed, lowsing.
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lowse

/laʊz; laʊs/
adjective
1.
loose
verb
2.
(transitive) to release; loose
3.
(intransitive) to finish work
4.
lowsing time, the time at which work or school finishes; knocking-off time
Word Origin
a Scot variant of loose
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