loose (adjective) LISTEN
Loose means ‘not fitting closely or tightly.’
- A loose sweater looks good with tight jeans.
- After she lost weight, Pam's clothes were loose.
Loose also means ‘free or released from being attached.’
- Lila had a loose tooth.
Don't confuse it with
lose: a verb that means ‘to fail to keep.’ Example: “If you lose your keys you won’t get into the house.”
hang loose: to stay calm (informal). Example: “Hang loose, man. Everything will be okay.”
In pop culture
Loverboy sings “Turn Me Loose.” When he says, “Turn me loose,” he wants his lover to release him from their relationship.
There are other meanings of loose.