Loose is used with these nouns as the object: ↑grip
1 not firmly fixed
be, feel, seem

One of the bricks feels slightly loose.

become, come, shake (sth), work (sth)

The top of the tap has come loose.

A screw had worked loose from the door handle.

get sth, prise sth (BrE), pry sth (esp. AmE), pull sth, tear sth
a little, slightly, etc.
2 not tied back
be, fall, hang

I let my hair fall loose down my back.

Her hair hung loose about her shoulders.

leave sth, wear sth

Shall I wear my hair loose?

3 not shut in or tied up
break, cut (figurative), get

The animals had broken loose from their pens.

The organization broke loose from its sponsors.

He felt he had to cut loose from his family.

let sth, set sth, turn sth

I'm going to let the dogs loose.

Loose is used with these nouns: ↑alliance, ↑association, ↑ball, ↑bandage, ↑blouse, ↑bun, ↑change, ↑clothes, ↑clothing, ↑coalition, ↑confederation, ↑connection, ↑cover, ↑curl, ↑definition, ↑dirt, ↑earth, ↑elastic, ↑end, ↑federation, ↑fist, ↑fit, ↑flap, ↑floorboard, ↑fold, ↑grip, ↑horse, ↑interpretation, ↑jacket, ↑jeans, ↑jumper, ↑knot, ↑moral, ↑nail, ↑page, ↑paint, ↑pants, ↑paper, ↑plank, ↑robe, ↑rock, ↑sand, ↑screw, ↑sense, ↑sheet, ↑shirt, ↑shoelace, ↑shorts, ↑skin, ↑soil, ↑stone, ↑strand, ↑strap, ↑string, ↑T-shirt, ↑talk, ↑tea, ↑thread, ↑tie, ↑tile, ↑tongue, ↑tooth, ↑top, ↑translation, ↑trousers, ↑union, ↑wire

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