Definitions starting with L

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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

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

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