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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Loose  \Loose\,  v.  n.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Loosed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Loosing}.]  [From  {Loose},  a.] 
  1.  To  untie  or  unbind;  to  free  from  any  fastening;  to  remove 
  the  shackles  or  fastenings  of  to  set  free  to  relieve. 
 
  Canst  thou  .  .  .  loose  the  bands  of  Orion  ?  --Job. 
  xxxviii  31. 
 
  Ye  shall  find  an  ass  tied,  and  a  colt  with  her 
  loose  them  and  bring  them  unto  me  --Matt.  xxi. 
  2. 
 
  2.  To  release  from  anything  obligatory  or  burdensome;  to 
  disengage;  hence  to  absolve;  to  remit. 
 
  Art  thou  loosed  from  a  wife  ?  seek  not  a  wife.  --1 
  Cor.  vii.  27. 
 
  Whatsoever  thou  shalt  loose  on  earth  shall  be  loosed 
  in  heaven.  --Matt.  xvi. 
  19. 
 
  3.  To  relax;  to  loosen;  to  make  less  strict. 
 
  The  joints  of  his  loins  were  loosed.  --Dan.  v.  6. 
 
  4.  To  solve;  to  interpret.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 




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