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Idioms for loose

Origin of loose

1175–1225; (adj.) Middle English los, loos<Old Norse lauss loose, free, empty; cognate with Old English lēas (see -less), Dutch, German los loose, free; (v.) Middle English leowsen, lousen, derivative of the adj.

OTHER WORDS FROM loose

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH loose

loose , loosen, lose, loss
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British Dictionary definitions for loose

Derived forms of loose

loosely, adverblooseness, noun

Word Origin for loose

C13 (in the sense: not bound): from Old Norse lauss free; related to Old English lēas free from, -less
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for loose

loose
[ lōōs ]

adj.

No longer fixed or fully attached, as a tooth.
Not compact or dense in arrangement or structure.
Not taut or rigid.
Of or relating to a cough that is accompanied by the production of mucus.
Characterized by the unrestrained movement of bodily fluids, especially in the gastrointestinal tract.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Idioms and Phrases with loose

loose

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