Definitions starting with L

ID #4843

loose

v. 1. [Atlantic; OED idem cast loose nautical, unfasten dial.; also Scots EDD] to let loose: 1918 B'o' Boukee loosed him (Parsons 16). (Black)

2. [by passivization] to get loose: 1918 Big Bro' tie 'em, an' he loose, an' gone (Parsons 83). (Black)

Tags: passivization, verb

Related entries:

Last update: 2011-06-03 00:56
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

Digg it! Share on Facebook Print this record Send definition to a friend Show this as PDF file
Please rate this definition:

Average rating: 0 (0 Votes)

completely useless 1 2 3 4 5 most valuable

You can comment on this entry. We are especially interested in where you may have heard this word and who you may have heard use this term or specific usage of this word.

Please give example sentences.


Start comment!