loose / lose

loose / lose
   Loose is not tight: A loose-fitting jacket was more suitable than a shawl.
   Lose is to misplace and not be able to find: I often lose my bearings when entering a new city. Thank goodness I don't lose my keys though!

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  • loose - lose — ◊ loose Loose is an adjective. It means not firmly fixed , or not tight . The doorknob is loose. Mary wore loose clothes. ◊ lose Lose is a verb. If you …   Useful english dictionary

  • loose / lose —    Loose is not tight: A loose fitting jacket was more suitable than a shawl.    Lose is to misplace and not be able to find: I often lose my bearings when entering a new city. Thank goodness I don t lose my keys though! …   Confused words

  • loose vs lose —   Loose is an adjective. If something isn t fixed properly or it doesn t fit, because it s too large, it s loose.   For example:   My headphones weren t working, because a wire was loose.   Lose is a verb that means to no longer possess something …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • loose vs lose —   Loose is an adjective. If something isn t fixed properly or it doesn t fit, because it s too large, it s loose.   For example:   My headphones weren t working, because a wire was loose.   Lose is a verb that means to no longer possess something …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • lose — [lu:z] verb (past and past participle lost) 1》 be deprived of or cease to have or retain.     ↘be deprived of (a relative or friend) through their death.     ↘(of a pregnant woman) miscarry (a baby).     ↘(be lost) be destroyed or killed.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Lose — (l[=oo]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lost} (l[o^]st; 115) p. pr. & vb. n. {Losing} (l[=oo]z [i^]ng).] [OE. losien to loose, be lost, lose, AS. losian to become loose; akin to OE. leosen to lose, p. p. loren, lorn, AS. le[ o]san, p. p. loren (in comp.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loose — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not firmly or tightly fixed in place. 2) not held, tied, or packaged together. 3) not bound or tethered. 4) not fitting tightly or closely. 5) not dense or compact. 6) relaxed: her loose, easy stride. 7) careless an …   English terms dictionary

  • Loose — (l[=oo]s), a. [Compar. {Looser} (l[=oo]s [ e]r); superl. {Loosest}.] [OE. loos, lous, laus, Icel. lauss; akin to OD. loos, D. los, AS. le[ a]s false, deceitful, G. los, loose, Dan. & Sw. l[ o]s, Goth. laus, and E. lose. [root]127. See {Lose}, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Loose pulley — Loose Loose (l[=oo]s), a. [Compar. {Looser} (l[=oo]s [ e]r); superl. {Loosest}.] [OE. loos, lous, laus, Icel. lauss; akin to OD. loos, D. los, AS. le[ a]s false, deceitful, G. los, loose, Dan. & Sw. l[ o]s, Goth. laus, and E. lose. [root]127. See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lose — ► VERB (past and past part. lost) 1) be deprived of or cease to have or retain. 2) become unable to find. 3) fail to win. 4) earn less (money) than one is spending. 5) waste or fail to take advantage of. 6) ( …   English terms dictionary

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