Definitions

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  • Not incarcerated or in captivity; not under control.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having escaped, especially from confinement

Etymologies

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Examples

  • She’s a Vestal Virgin on the loose — she’s Diana, not Venus!

    The First Man in Rome

  • They lurched clumsily on the loose footing, but their long riot-clubs were out and winging.

    SOUTH OF THE SLOT

  • They nudged and winked one to the other as they looked on the loose fatness of Zlata, her mother, and saw before their eyes Hanneh Hayyeh, with her thick, red lips, and her shape so fat like a puffed-out barrel of yeast.

    Hungry Hearts

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