Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (v) free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose (grant freedom to; free from confinement)
- S: (v) unleash, let loose, loose (turn loose or free from restraint) "let loose mines"; "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity"
- S: (v) loosen, loose (make loose or looser) "loosen the tension on a rope"
- S: (v) loosen, relax, loose (become loose or looser or less tight) "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"
- S: (adj) loose (not compact or dense in structure or arrangement) "loose gravel"
- S: (adj) loose ((of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player) "a loose ball"
- S: (adj) loose (not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting) "loose clothing"; "the large shoes were very loose"
- S: (adj) informal, loose (not officially recognized or controlled) "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"
- S: (adj) free, loose, liberal (not literal) "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem"
- S: (adj) lax, loose (emptying easily or excessively) "loose bowels"
- S: (adj) unaffixed, loose (not affixed) "the stamp came loose"
- S: (adj) loose, slack (not tense or taut) "the old man's skin hung loose and grey"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"; "a slack grip"
- S: (adj) loose, open ((of textures) full of small openings or gaps) "an open texture"; "a loose weave"
- S: (adj) idle, loose (lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility) "idle talk"; "a loose tongue"
- S: (adj) loose (not carefully arranged in a package) "a box of loose nails"
- S: (adj) at large, escaped, loose, on the loose (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"
- S: (adj) easy, light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton (casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior) "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"
- S: (adv) loose, free (without restraint) "cows in India are running loose"