how to pronounce loose


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An example use of loose in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… come and loose you're trusting everyone …”

meanings of loose


  1. Not compact.
  2. Not under control.
  3. Not costive; having lax bowels.
  4. Not being in the possession of any competing team during a game.
  5. Not precise or exact; vague; indeterminate.
  6. Indiscreet.
  7. Relaxed.
  8. Not fitting closely.
  9. Free from moral restraint; immoral, unchaste.
  10. Not fixed in place tightly or firmly.
  11. Not held or packaged together.
  12. Measured loosely stacked or disorganized (such as of firewood).


  1. To set sail.
  2. To solve; to interpret.
  3. Of a grip or hold, to let go.
  4. To let loose, to free from restraints.
  5. To make less tight, to loosen.
  6. To shoot (an arrow).
  7. To unfasten, to loosen.
  8. Misspelling of lose.


  1. Freedom from restraint.
  2. A letting go; discharge.
  3. The release of an arrow.
  4. A state of laxity or indulgence; unrestrained freedom, abandonment.
  5. All play other than set pieces (scrums and line-outs).


  1. Begin shooting; release your arrows.


  1. A surname​.

loose frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word loose occurs in english on average 34.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics loose can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that loose can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to loose


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