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loose

1. 
a. (of the bowels) emptying easily, esp excessively; lax
b. (of a cough) accompanied by phlegm, mucus, etc.
2. the loose Rugby the part of play when the forwards close round the ball in a ruck or loose scrum
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As major central banks turn to looser monetary policy one by one due to global economic slowdown, Bank of Japan announced today that it kept interest rates on hold at -0,1% while adding there would be no hesitation to ease monetary policy if economic outlook deteriorated.
"However, looser fiscal and monetary policy is likely to be offset by weaker external demand.
Sirajul Haq said that the side which emerged as victorious in the civil war going on in Muslim states such as Yemen, Syria and Libya, would be deemed to be the looser. The Iranian envoy said on the occasion that Iran was being punished for no other crime but for extending help to the Palestinians.
In Bradford they're even planning to offer a looser, long-sleeved uniform in the recruiting more Muslim women.
A number of the garments had a relaxed, looser fit, and Kim said that had something to do with the weather this year.
When credit is looser, buyers can expect to face higher prices for used cars.
Note that proponents of another referendum never advocate splitting the Remain option: the existing terms (even if still available), a looser arrangement or a more integrated membership including euro membership.
More than 100,000 people have signed a petition against the right-wing government's plan for looser smoking restrictions, surpassing a threshold that will bring the matter before parliament, the initiators said on Sunday.
Wide waist, wide hips Go for clothing with a revealing neckline and that is looser around your waist and legs, such as flowy dresses without definite curves.
Puree flesh in a food processor, adding the cooking liquid plus enough water for a looser texture.
Looser begins with the premise that the late, great novelist Jane AustenAEs journey to icon-hood changes depending on different perspectives--whether the narrative comes from protective descendants, prevailing cultural gatekeepers, relatives, the literati, or comes from perspectives of literary populism, moments of commercial opportunism, or political and cultural classes.