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turbo_dog 11-01-2004 02:14 PM

Some definitions for anyone who cares
 
loose ( P ) Pronunciation Key (ls)
adj. loos·er, loos·est
Not fastened, restrained, or contained: loose bricks.
Not taut, fixed, or rigid: a loose anchor line; a loose chair leg.
Free from confinement or imprisonment; unfettered: criminals loose in the neighborhood; dogs that are loose on the streets.
Not tight-fitting or tightly fitted: loose shoes.
Not bound, bundled, stapled, or gathered together: loose papers.
Not compact or dense in arrangement or structure: loose gravel.
Lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; idle: loose talk.
Not formal; relaxed: a loose atmosphere at the club.
Lacking conventional moral restraint in sexual behavior.
Not literal or exact: a loose translation.
Characterized by a free movement of fluids in the body: a loose cough; loose bowels.

adv.
In a loose manner.

v. loosed, loos·ing, loos·es
v. tr.
To let loose; release: loosed the dogs.
To make loose; undo: loosed his belt.
To cast loose; detach: hikers loosing their packs at camp.
To let fly; discharge: loosed an arrow.
To release pressure or obligation from; absolve: loosed her from the responsibility.
To make less strict; relax: a leader's strong authority that was loosed by easy times.


lose ( P ) Pronunciation Key (lz)
v. lost, (lôst, lst) los·ing, los·es
v. tr.
To be unsuccessful in retaining possession of; mislay: He's always losing his car keys.

To be deprived of (something one has had): lost her art collection in the fire; lost her job.
To be left alone or desolate because of the death of: lost his wife.
To be unable to keep alive: a doctor who has lost very few patients.
To be unable to keep control or allegiance of: lost his temper at the meeting; is losing supporters by changing his mind.
To fail to win; fail in: lost the game; lost the court case.
To fail to use or take advantage of: Don't lose a chance to improve your position.
To fail to hear, see, or understand: We lost the plane in the fog. I lost her when she started speaking about thermodynamics.

To let (oneself) become unable to find the way.
To remove (oneself), as from everyday reality into a fantasy world.
To rid oneself of: lost five pounds.
To consume aimlessly; waste: lost a week in idle occupations.
To wander from or become ignorant of: lose one's way.

To elude or outdistance: lost their pursuers.
To be outdistanced by: chased the thieves but lost them.
To become slow by (a specified amount of time). Used of a timepiece.
To cause or result in the loss of: Failure to reply to the advertisement lost her the job.
To cause to be destroyed. Usually used in the passive: Both planes were lost in the crash.
To cause to be damned.

v. intr.
To suffer loss.
To be defeated.
To operate or run slow. Used of a timepiece.

WhoDat 11-01-2004 05:09 PM

Some definitions for anyone who cares
 
How about these as well???

They\'re - translates to they are, as in they\'re terrible.
Their - as in something they possess - like their coaching staff blows.
There - describing a place, as in over there is where he made the cutback that sprung him for 80 against the Saints\' D.

Likewise you\'re and your follow the same rules as above.

Bye - is a week in which there are no games, whereas by can have a variety of meanings like until, originated from, in that general area, etc.

Where - sort of like there - a place. The Dome is where the saints play.
Were - past tense of are. The Saints were terrible last year and are just as bad this year.

It\'s = it is. It\'s a damn shame we suck again.
Its - something possessed by it.

Shall I continue? :)


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