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hang loose

[ hang ]SEE DEFINITION OF hang loose
  • as inrelaxed
  • as ineasygoing
  • as inkick back
  • as inabate
  • as inloll
  • as inrelax

Synonyms for hang loose

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Antonyms for hang loose

  • agitated
  • deliberate
  • difficult
  • excited
  • formal
  • intolerant
  • planned
  • premeditated
  • rigid
  • stiff
  • troubled
  • turbulent
  • violent
  • wild
  • worried
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HANG LOOSE

These are bent like a Sickle, and hang loose as if by a Joint.

He then left the first series to hang loose while he shortened the fresh-spun ones as before.

The women, and indeed some of the men, suffer their hair to hang loose on their shoulders.

They have never had occasion to know; they have had no experience with strings that hang loose and unravel in the wind.

The Mojave men usually twist or plait it, while with the women it is allowed to hang loose.

I should damp it and brush it well, and then tie it back so that it would not hang loose over your shoulders like a mane.

Chilian liked the little girl's to hang loose, and now it was down to her waist.

To unfurl them, and let them hang loose to dry; or the movement preparatory to "making sail."

In cinching up, be sure you know your animal; some puff themselves out so that in five minutes the cinch will hang loose.

All the officers, the Emperor also, in uniform, and wearing those long German sabres that hang loose and make a great clatter.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "not securely fixed;" c.1300, "unbound," from Old Norse lauss "loose, free, vacant, dissolute," cognate with Old English leas "devoid of, false, feigned, incorrect," from Proto-Germanic *lausaz (cf. Danish løs "loose, untied," Swedish lös "loose, movable, detached," Middle Dutch, German los "loose, free," Gothic laus "empty, vain"), from PIE *leu- "to loosen, divide, cut apart" (see lose). Meaning "not clinging, slack" is mid-15c. Meaning "not bundled" is late 15c. Sense of "unchaste, immoral" is recorded from late 15c. Meaning "at liberty, free from obligation" is 1550s. Sense of "rambling, disconnected" is from 1680s. Figurative sense of loose cannon was in use by 1896, probably from celebrated image in a popular story by Hugo:

Loose end in reference to something unfinished, undecided, unguarded is from 1540s; to be at loose ends is from 1807. Phrase on the loose "free, unrestrained" is from 1749 (upon the loose).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HANG LOOSE

abate

verblessen, grow or cause to grow less

kick back

verbrelax
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