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  • 1 Loose socks — Articleissues unreferenced = February 2007 inappropriate tone = December 2007 contradict = May 2007Loose socks (Japanese: ルーズソックス, rūzu sokkusu ) are a type of sock that was popular among Japanese high school girls. They originated from boot… …

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  • 2 loose — [lo͞os] adj. looser, loosest [ME lous < ON lauss, akin to Ger los, OE leas: see LESS] 1. not confined or restrained; free; unbound 2. not put up in a special package, box, binding, etc. [loose salt] 3. readily available; not put away under… …

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  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 loose — adj Loose, relaxed, slack, lax are comparable when meaning not tightly bound, held, restrained, or stretched. Loose is the widest of these terms in its range of application. It is referable, for example, to persons or things that are free from a… …

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  • 6 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 …

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  • 7 Loose coupling — describes a resilient relationship between two or more systems or organizations with some kind of exchange relationship. Each end of the transaction makes its requirements explicit and makes few assumptions about the other end. The notion of… …

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  • 8 loose — lüs adj, loos·er; loos·est 1 a) not rigidly fastened or securely attached b ) (1) having worked partly free from attachments <a loose tooth> (2) having relative freedom of movement c) produced freely and accompanied by raising of mucus… …

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  • 9 loose end — loose ends 1) N COUNT A loose end is part of a story, situation, or crime that has not yet been explained. There are some annoying loose ends in the plot. 2) PHRASE: v link PHR If you are at a loose end, you are bored because you do not have… …

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  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 loose — [adj1] not tight; unconstrained apart, asunder, at large, baggy, clear, detached, disconnected, easy, escaped, flabby, flaccid, floating, free, hanging, insecure, lax, liberated, limp, loosened, movable, not fitting, relaxed, released, separate,… …

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  • 12 loose-knit — loose knitˈ or loosely knitˈ adjective (of communities, etc) not bound together by close ties • • • Main Entry: ↑loose * * * adj. knitted with large loose stitches she wears a large loose knit sweater ■ connected in a tenuous or ill defined way;… …

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  • 13 Not Afraid — Single par Eminem extrait de l’album Recovery Sortie 29 avril 2010 (voir sorties) Enregistrement 2010 Durée 4:10 …

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  • 14 Loose — (l[=oo]s), v. n. [imp. & p. p. {Loosed} (l[=oo]st); p. pr. & vb. n. {Loosing}.] [From {Loose}, a.] 1. To untie or unbind; to free from any fastening; to remove the shackles or fastenings of; to set free; to relieve. [1913 Webster] Canst thou …

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  • 15 Loose Connection — is a community wireless (Wi Fi) project based in Brighton, England. Started in April 2003 aiming to provide wireless Internet to residents of Brighton and particularly patrons of the public houses they regularly occupy.There are currently 19… …

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  • 16 Loose wheel nut indicator — Loose wheel nut indicators are small pointed tags, usually made of fluorescent yellow plastic, which are fixed to the lug nuts of the wheels of large vehicles.cite web|url=http://www.inextrade.net/e/wcheck.html|title=Wheel Check Loose wheel nut… …

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  • 17 loose end — noun count usually plural the final details or parts of something that you have not yet completed or dealt with: tie up the loose ends (=complete them): There are just one or two loose ends of the case to tie up. be at loose ends to have nothing… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 loose — UK US /luːs/ adjective ► not tightly held together or to anything else: »According to research, sales of tea bags, loose tea and instant tea have all declined. loose adverb ► »His customers preferred the vegetables to be sold loose, so that they… …

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  • 19 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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  • 20 loose end — ► NOUN ▪ a detail that is not yet settled or explained. ● be at a loose end (or N. Amer. at loose ends) Cf. ↑be at loose ends …

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