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Adverb: loosely  loos-lee
  1. In a relaxed manner; not rigid
    "his hands lay loosely";
    - slackly
     
  2. In a loose manner
    "a union of loosely federated states"
     
  3. Without regard to specific details or exceptions
    "he interprets the law loosely";
    - broadly, broadly speaking, generally, generically
     
  4. Knitted in a loose manner
    "loosely knit"
     
  5. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
    "lasted loosely an hour";
    - approximately, about, close to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, around, or so

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