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  • as infree
  • as inunconfined

synonyms for on the loose

  • able
  • at large
  • clear
  • easy
  • independent
  • loose
  • open
  • unfettered
  • unrestricted
  • allowed
  • disengaged
  • escaped
  • familiar
  • forward
  • frank
  • liberal
  • liberated
  • permitted
  • relaxed
  • at liberty
  • casual
  • fancy-free
  • footloose
  • free-spirited
  • free-wheeling
  • informal
  • lax
  • off the hook
  • on one's own
  • unattached
  • uncommitted
  • unconfined
  • unconstrained
  • unengaged
  • unhampered
  • unimpeded
  • unobstructed
  • unregulated
  • untrammeled

antonyms for on the loose

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  • blocked
  • closed
  • repressed
  • restricted
  • strict
  • reserved
  • confined
  • limited
  • restrained
  • suppressed
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    How to use on the loose in a sentence

    Sol laughed out of his whiskers, with a big, loose-rolling sound, and sat on the porch without waiting to be asked.
    THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
    She was holding the back of her chair with one hand; her loose sleeve had slipped almost to the shoulder of her uplifted arm.
    THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
    Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    "I call you," the policeman said, and stripping the saddle and bridle from his sweaty horse, turned him loose to graze.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
    For good or ill, the torrent of rebellion was suffered to break loose, and it soon engulfed a continent.
    THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
    He rode easily, with a loose rein, and he waved his disengaged hand the instant he caught sight of the white faces.
    THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
    You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
    MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
    People like you, who get married in spite of everybody, ought not to be let loose on society.
    THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
    In the lungs hemoglobin forms a loose combination with oxygen, which it readily gives up when it reaches the tissues.
    A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
    As she left the wood she saw a big hay-stack, as firm and shapely of outline as a house, not a loose wisp anywhere.
    ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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