(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. free, detached; flowing, unbound; vague, incoherent, diffuse; unrestrained, slack; dissipated, wanton, dissolute. See disjunction, impurity. —v. t. free; loosen, unbind, undo; relax. See freedom. Ant., restrained, tethered, bound; tighten.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Unbound]
Syn. unfastened, undone, unsewed, untied, unpinned, insecure, unsecure, unsecured, unshackled, relaxed, unhasped, unattached, unconnected, disconnected, untethered, unfettered, uncaged, liberated, unbuttoned, unclasped, unhooked, slack, loosened, baggy, unconfined, unlatched, unlocked, unbolted, unscrewed, unhinged, worked free; see also free 3 .
Ant. tight*, confined, bound.
2. [Movable]
Syn. unattached, free, wobbly; see movable .
3. [Vague]
Syn. disconnected, detached, random; see obscure 1 , vague 2 .
4. [Wanton]
Syn. unrestrained, dissolute, disreputable; see lewd 2 .
break loose,
Syn. free oneself, shake off restraint, flee; see escape .
cast loose,
Syn. set free, untie, release; see free 1 .
let loose (with)*,
Syn. give out, come out with, issue; see release .
on the loose*,
Syn. unconfined, unrestrained, wild; see free 2 , 3 .
set ( or [m1]turn) loose,
Syn. set free, release, untie; see free 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
see loosen
1. not tight slack, relaxed, lax, limp, baggy, unbinding.
2. unrestrained unbound, unfastened, untied, undone, unrestricted, unconstrained, unsecured, unattached, free.
3. inexact indefinite, imprecise, vague, broad, roundabout.
4. sexually immoral lascivious, licentious, promiscuous, lewd, lecherous, abandoned, debauched, unrestrained, libidinous, perverted, *having the morals of an alley cat.
ANT.: 1. tight, snug, binding. 2. restrained, bound, tied. 3. exact, precise. 4. chaste, celibate, moral
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Not tautly bound, held, or fastened: lax, relaxed, slack. See TIGHTEN. 2. Able to move about at will without bounds or restraint: free, unconfined, unrestrained. Idioms: at large, at liberty, free as a bird, on the loose. See FREE. 3. Marked by an absence of conventional restraint in sexual behavior; sexually unrestrained: easy, fast, libertine, light2, wanton, whorish. See SEX. 4. Lacking literal exactness: free, inexact. See PRECISE. II verb 1. To set at liberty: discharge, emancipate, free, liberate, manumit, release. Slang: spring. Idiom: let loose. See FREE. 2. To free from ties or fasteners: disengage, loosen, slip, unbind, unclasp, undo, unfasten, unloose, unloosen, untie. See TIGHTEN. 3. To launch with great force: fire, hurtle, project, propel, shoot. Idiom: let fly. See MOVE. 4. To reduce in tension, pressure, or rigidity: ease, let up, loosen, relax, slack, slacken, untighten. See TIGHTEN.

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