loose

loose
lu:s
adjective
1) (not tight; not firmly stretched: a loose coat; This belt is loose.) flojo
2) (not firmly fixed: This button is loose.) descosido, flojo, suelto
3) (not tied; free: The horses are loose in the field.) suelto, desatado
4) (not packed; not in a packet: loose biscuits.) suelto, a granel
- looseness
- loosen
- loose-leaf
- break loose
- let loose

loose adj
1. suelto
there's a tiger loose! ¡hay un tigre suelto!
2. flojo
the handle of the frying pan is loose el mango de la sartén está flojo
3. holgado / ancho
a loose jumper un jersey holgado
loose
tr[lʊːs]
adjective
1 (in general) suelto,-a
2 (not tight) flojo,-a; (clothes) holgado,-a
3 (not tied) suelto,-a, desatado,-a
4 (not packaged) suelto,-a, a granel
he buys coffee loose compra el café a granel
5 (not connected) desconectado,-a
6 (inexact) inexacto,-a; (translation) libre
7 pejorative (lax) relajado,-a
a loose woman una mujer fácil
loose living la vida alegre
transitive verb
1 literal soltar
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SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
to be at a loose end SMALLBRITISH ENGLISH/SMALL familiar no tener nada que hacer
to be at loose ends SMALLAMERICAN ENGLISH/SMALL familiar no tener nada que hacer
to be on the loose andar suelto,-a
to break loose escaparse
to come loose / work loose desprenderse 2 (shoelace) desatarse
to cut loose familiar largarse
to let somebody loose soltar a alguien
don't let her loose in your kitchen no la sueltes en tu cocina
to set loose / turn loose soltar
to stay loose / hang loose SMALLAMERICAN ENGLISH/SMALL familiar relajarse
to tie up loose ends figurative use no dejar cabo suelto
loose change cambio suelto, suelto
loose cover funda
loose end cabo suelto
loose talk chismorreo
loose tobacco tabaco en hebras
loose ['lu:s] vt, loosed ; loosing
1) release: poner en libertad, soltar
2) untie: deshacer, desatar
3) discharge, unleash: descargar, desatar
loose loosely
loose adj, looser ; -est
1) insecure: flojo, suelto, poco seguro
a loose tooth: un diente flojo
2) roomy: suelto, holgado
loose clothing: ropa holgada
3) open: suelto, abierto
loose soil: suelo suelto
a loose weave: una tejida abierta
4) free: suelto
to break loose: soltarse
5) slack: flojo, flexible
6) approximate: libre, aproximado
a loose translation: una traducción aproximada
loose
adj.
desatado, -a adj.
desbocado, -a adj.
flojo, -a adj.
frágil adj.
holgado, -a adj.
laxo, -a adj.
libre adj.
loco, -a adj.
suelto, -a adj.
adv.
flojamente adv.
libremente adv.
v.
aflojar v.
desatar v.
soltar v.

I luːs
adjective looser, loosest
1)
a) (not tight) <jacket/blouse> suelto, holgado, amplio

these jeans are loose around the waist — estos vaqueros me quedan flojos de cintura

b) (not secure) <screw/knot> flojo, suelto; <thread/end> suelto

a loose connection — un mal contacto

the knot had come loose — el nudo se había aflojado

the piece had worked (itself) loose — la pieza se había soltado or desprendido

to wear one's hair loose — llevar el pelo suelto

to be at a loose end — no tener* nada que hacer

to tie up the loose ends — atar (los) cabos sueltos

c) (separate, not packaged) <cigarettes> suelto; <tea/lentils> a granel, suelto

loose change — calderilla f, dinero m suelto, sencillo m (AmL)

d) (not compact) <earth> suelto; <weave> abierto, flojo
2) (free) (pred) suelto

a tiger is loose in the town — un tigre anda suelto por la ciudad

to break loose — soltarse*

to let o set o turn somebody loose — soltar* a alguien

don't go and let him loose on the new computer — no lo vayas a dejar usar la computadora nueva

to be on the loose — andar* suelto

3)
a) (not precise) <definition> poco preciso; <translation> libre, aproximado
b) (flexible) <structure> flexible; <organization> poco rígido
4)
a) (immoral) <morals> relajado; <life> disoluto

a loose woman — una mujer fácil

b) (indiscreet) <tongue> suelto

loose talk is dangerous — la indiscreción es peligrosa


II
transitive verb (liter)
a) \<\<prisoner\>\> poner* en libertad, soltar*; \<\<horse\>\> soltar*
b) \<\<arrow\>\> lanzar*; \<\<violence/wrath\>\> desatar
Phrasal Verbs:
[luːs]
1. ADJ
(compar looser) (superl loosest)
1) (=not firmly attached) [thread, wire, screw, brick, page] suelto; [handle, knob] desatornillado; [tooth] flojo, que se mueve

this button is loose — este botón está a punto de caerse

to come or get or work loose — [thread, wire, brick] soltarse; [screw] aflojarse; [page] desprenderse; [knob, handle] aflojarse, desatornillarse

screw 1., 1), connection
2) (=not tied back) [hair] suelto

to wear one's hair loose — llevar el pelo suelto

3) (=not tight) [clothes] holgado, amplio; [bandage, tie] flojo

these trousers are too loose round the waist — estos pantalones son muy anchos de cintura

4) (=not taut) [skin] flácido, colgón *
5) (=not dense) [mixture, soil, powder] suelto

to be of a loose consistency — tener poca consistencia

6) (=not tied up) [animal] suelto

he was chased by a loose dog — le persiguió un perro que andaba suelto

to let or set sth/sb loose — soltar algo/a algn

when the cub had recovered it was set loose in the wild — cuando el cachorro se recuperó lo soltaron or lo dejaron en libertad

the affair has let loose dangerous political forces — el asunto ha desatado fuerzas políticas peligrosas

inexperienced doctors were let loose on seriously ill patients — se dejó que médicos sin experiencia trataran a pacientes gravemente enfermos

break 3., 7), cut 3., 1), hell 1., 1)
7) (=flexible) [alliance, coalition, grouping] libre; [organization] poco rígido; [arrangement] flexible

a loose confederation of sovereign republics — una confederación libre de repúblicas soberanas

8) (=imprecise) [meaning, expression] poco preciso, vago; [style, interpretation] libre; [translation] aproximado

he despised loose thinking — odiaba toda forma de pensar vaga

in loose terms, it could be called a religion — haciendo un uso un tanto libre del término, podría llamarse religión

9) (=not packaged) [carrots, potatoes] suelto, a granel
(Comm)

to buy/sell sth loose — vender algo suelto or a granel

10) pej (=immoral) [behaviour, attitudes] disoluto; [morals] disoluto, libertino

a loose woman — una mujer de vida alegre pej, una mujer fácil

living 2., 2)
11) (Med)

to have loose bowels — tener el vientre suelto

12) (=readily available) [funds] disponible

loose cash — dinero m en efectivo

loose change — dinero m suelto

2. VT
1) liter (=release) [+ animal] soltar; [+ prisoner] poner en libertad, soltar

they loosed the dogs on him — le soltaron los perros

2) (=fire) (also: loose off) [+ arrow, missile] lanzar; [+ gun, cannon] disparar

to loose (off) a volley of abuse at sb — soltar una sarta de insultos a algn

3) (=unfasten)

to loose a boat from its moorings — soltar las amarras de un barco

3.
N

to be on the loose — [person, gang] andar suelto

4.
ADV

stay or hang loose! — (US) * ¡tranqui! *, ¡relájate!

play
5.
CPD

loose box N — establo m móvil

loose cannon N — (fig) bomba f de relojería

loose chippings NPL(on roadway) gravilla fsing suelta

loose connection N — (Elec) mala conexión f

loose cover N(Brit) (for furniture) funda f lavable, funda f que se puede quitar

loose end N — (fig) cabo m suelto

to tie up loose ends — atar los cabos sueltos

to be at a loose end * — (fig) no saber qué hacer

loose scrum N — (Rugby) melé f abierta or espontánea

loose talk N — palabrería f

loose tongue N

to have a loose tongue — tener la lengua suelta, ser ligero de lengua

loose weave N — tejido m abierto

* * *

I [luːs]
adjective looser, loosest
1)
a) (not tight) <jacket/blouse> suelto, holgado, amplio

these jeans are loose around the waist — estos vaqueros me quedan flojos de cintura

b) (not secure) <screw/knot> flojo, suelto; <thread/end> suelto

a loose connection — un mal contacto

the knot had come loose — el nudo se había aflojado

the piece had worked (itself) loose — la pieza se había soltado or desprendido

to wear one's hair loose — llevar el pelo suelto

to be at a loose end — no tener* nada que hacer

to tie up the loose ends — atar (los) cabos sueltos

c) (separate, not packaged) <cigarettes> suelto; <tea/lentils> a granel, suelto

loose change — calderilla f, dinero m suelto, sencillo m (AmL)

d) (not compact) <earth> suelto; <weave> abierto, flojo
2) (free) (pred) suelto

a tiger is loose in the town — un tigre anda suelto por la ciudad

to break loose — soltarse*

to let o set o turn somebody loose — soltar* a alguien

don't go and let him loose on the new computer — no lo vayas a dejar usar la computadora nueva

to be on the loose — andar* suelto

3)
a) (not precise) <definition> poco preciso; <translation> libre, aproximado
b) (flexible) <structure> flexible; <organization> poco rígido
4)
a) (immoral) <morals> relajado; <life> disoluto

a loose woman — una mujer fácil

b) (indiscreet) <tongue> suelto

loose talk is dangerous — la indiscreción es peligrosa


II
transitive verb (liter)
a) \<\<prisoner\>\> poner* en libertad, soltar*; \<\<horse\>\> soltar*
b) \<\<arrow\>\> lanzar*; \<\<violence/wrath\>\> desatar
Phrasal Verbs:

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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