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Loose, vb. 1) to make or let loose; absol. == to quit hold: “thy hand once more; I will not l. again,” Tit. II, 3, 243. trans. == a) to untie: “I will l. his bonds,” Err. V, 339. Troil. V, 2, 156. b) to set at liberty, to set at large: he that --d them (the winds) “forth their brazen caves,” H6B III, 2, 89. “--d out of hell,” Hml. II, 1, 83. “both my revenge and hate --ing upon thee,” All's II, 3, 172. “I'll l. my daughter to him,” Hml. II, 2, 162.
2) to discharge; absol.: “l. when I bid,” Tit. IV, 3, 58. trans.: “--d his love-shaft smartly from his bow,” Mids. II, 1, 159. “many arrows --d several ways, come to one mark,” H5 I, 2, 207. cf. As III, 5, 103.
3) to remit: “thou wilt not only l. the forfeiture,” Merch. IV, 1, 24 (F4 and some M. Edd. lose; cf. As III, 5, 103 and Oth. II, 3, 213, in which passages O. Edd. have loose, M. Edd. lose).
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