Difference between loose and lose

Difference between loose and lose Difference between loose and lose

There is a huge difference between loose and lose.  Lose is a verb which means

to fail to keep; (as in- I don’t want to lose your trust.)

to fail to win ; (as in- I was prepared to lose the match.)

to suffer the deprivation of; (as in- John lost his father last year.)

forfeit the possession of (as in I will lose a fortune if I don’t sack John.)

The word is also used for something that has not happened yet, but will happen (warning)


-you are about to lose your gloves, put them in your bag.

– you will lose your mind if you keep thinking this way.


Loose is an  adjective which means-

not tight; (as in- I like loose fitting shirts.)

free from anything that binds or restrains; (as in-  the killer is wandering loose in the streets.)

not bound together (as in- you look gorgeous in loose hair.)


Loose can be used as a verb meaning to unleash (e.g., to loose anger over nothing)

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