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Loose
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Loose as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

7 September 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 55 answers for the crossword clue 'Loose ', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Loose a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

Loose is a 2 word phrase featuring 6 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Tuesday, 17 August 2021 with the answer being SLACK, we also found SLACK to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'Loose ', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Loose ' and give you a hint.

  • Become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"
  • Emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels"
  • Not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem"
  • Turn loose or free from restraint; "let loose mines"; "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity"
  • Not carefully arranged in a package; "a box of loose nails"
  • Lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk"; "a loose tongue"
  • Grant freedom to; free from confinement
  • (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave"
  • Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"
  • (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player; "a loose ball"
  • 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"
  • Not tense or taut; "the old man's skin hung loose and grey"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"
  • Make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope"
  • Not affixed; "the stamp came loose"
  • Not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose gravel"
  • Without restraint; "cows in India are running loose"
  • Not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "loose clothing"; "the large shoes were very loose"
  • Not officially recognized or controlled; "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

LAX
Emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels"

LET
A serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again

OUT
(baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball; "you only get 3 outs per inning"

4 Letters

EASY
Obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally; "easy money"

ENDS

FREE
People who are free; "the home of the free and the brave"

IDLE
Not in active use; "the machinery sat idle during the strike"; "idle hands"

OPEN
Information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface"

5 Letters

BAGGY
Not fitting closely; hanging loosely; "baggy trousers"; "a loose-fitting blouse is comfortable in hot weather"

FREED

LIGHT
A device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?"

RELAX
Cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me"

SLACK
A soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

UNPIN
Remove the pins from; unfasten the pins of

UNTIE
Undo the ties of; "They untied the prisoner"

VAGUE
Not clearly understood or expressed; "an obscure turn of phrase"; "an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard; "their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"- P.A.Sorokin; "vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science"- John Locke

6 Letters

ATEASE

LIMBER
Cause to become limber; "The violist limbered her wrists before the concert"

LOOSEN
Become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"

UNTIED
Not bound by shackles and chains

WANTON
Spend wastefully; "wanton one's money away"

7 Letters

ATLARGE
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"

FLACCID
Out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance; "he was too soft for the army"; "flabby around the middle"; "flaccid cheeks"

LIBERAL
A person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets

RELAXED
Without strain or anxiety; "gave the impression of being quite relaxed"; "a relaxed and informal discussion"

RELEASE
Grant freedom to; free from confinement

SETFREE
Grant freedom to; "The students liberated their slaves upon graduating from the university"

UNBOUND
Not restrained or tied down by bonds

UNCAGED

UNFIXED
Lacking definition or definite content; "nebulous reasons"; "unfixed as were her general notions of what men ought to be"- Jane Austen

UNLEASH
Release from a leash; "unleash the dogs in the park"

UNLOOSE
Grant freedom to; free from confinement

UNTIGHT

8 Letters

DETACHED
No longer connected or joined; "a detached part"; "on one side of the island was a hugh rock, almost detached"; "the separated spacecraft will return to their home bases"

INFORMAL
Not formal; "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends"

LIBERATE
Give equal rights to; of women and minorities

ONTHELAM

SLIPSHOD
Marked by great carelessness; "a most haphazard system of record keeping"; "slapdash work"; "slipshod spelling"; "sloppy workmanship"

SLUTTISH
Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"

UNLOOSEN
Grant freedom to; free from confinement

UNPENNED

9 Letters

IMPRECISE
Not precise; "imprecise astronomical observations"; "the terms he used were imprecise and emotional"

UNAFFIXED
Not affixed; "the stamp came loose"

UNBRIDLED
Not restrained or controlled; "unbridled rage"; "an unchecked temper"; "ungoverned rage"

UNLEASHED

UNSECURED
Not firmly fastened or secured; "an unbarred door"; "went through the unlatched gate into the street"; "an unlocked room"

10 Letters

INDEFINITE
Vague or not clearly defined or stated; "must you be so indefinite?"; "amorphous blots of color having vague and indefinite edges"; "he would not answer so indefinite a proposal"

UNATTACHED
Not associated in an exclusive sexual relationship

UNFETTERED
Not bound by shackles and chains

UNHAMPERED
Not slowed or blocked or interfered with; "an outlet for healthy and unhampered action"; "a priest unhampered by scruple"; "the new stock market was unhampered by tradition"

UNTETHERED
Not confined or restricted with a tether

11 Letters

PROMISCUOUS
Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"

UNCONNECTED
Not joined or linked together

12 Letters

FREEWHEELING
Free of restraints or rules; "freewheeling foolishness"; "the versatility of his poetic freewheeling style"

UNRESTRAINED
Not subject to restraint; "unrestrained laughter"

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