Loose or lose?

By Marina Pantcheva

The word loose is an adjective, and it means not tight or not firmly fixed.

She wore her hair loose.
Mary is afraid whenever she sees a loose dog approaching.

The verb to lose (past tense lost) means to not win or to be unable to find.

If the current governing party continues with its policy, it will surely lose inĀ  the next elections.
Try not to lose your keys!

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