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adjective loose pronunciation in American English /lus/
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  1. 1
    not firmly fixed in position

    loose floorboards

    a loose tooth

    work/come loose (=become loose):

    One of the screws had worked loose.

    1. c.
      if a person or animal is loose, they can move around easily because they are not tied to anything, not held by anyone, or not kept inside something

      A large dog was loose in the yard.

      break/shake/get loose (from someone/something) (=become free):

      The woman managed to break loose from her attacker and run for help.

      turn/set/let someone loose (=allow someone to be free):

      The kidnappers had set him loose on a dark country lane.

  2. 5
    not strictly organized or official

    a system in which political parties form a loose alliance

    We’ve got a loose arrangement for looking after each other’s children.

  3. 8
    old-fashioned careless about what you say or who you say it to
    loose talk:

    You’ve been warned about loose talk before.



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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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