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lowse

[adjective, adverb lohs; verb lohz]British Dialect
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adjective, lows·er, lows·est, adverb, verb lowsed, lows·ing.
  1. loose.
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Historical Examples

  • She threatened to lowse the dowg; but as this was Greek to him, he pushed on.

    Spare Hours

    John Brown

  • May the devil blaw me into the air, if I lowse a cannon this day!

    Glimpses of Three Coasts

    Helen Hunt Jackson

  • Man, there's no siller ye could pay wad mak' it worth our while to lowse ye.

    Huntingtower

    John Buchan

  • Lowse the cradle band,” cried the child, “and tent the neighbours, an' I'll work yere wark.

    The Science of Fairy Tales

    Edwin Sidney Hartland

  • He was a "tight built, streight, beàny mak' iv a fellow, withoot a particle o' lowse flesh aboot him."


British Dictionary definitions for lowse

lowse

adjective
  1. loose
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verb
  1. (tr) to release; loose
  2. (intr) to finish work
  3. lowsing time the time at which work or school finishes; knocking-off time
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Word Origin

a Scot variant of loose
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