‘Loose’ or ‘lose’?
|pronunciation||rhymes with booze||rhymes with goose|
|verb forms||lose; losing; lost||loose; loosing; loosed|
|main verb meaning||to be unable to find or keep something||to release something|
|adjective forms||-||looser; loosest|
*Note: the Oxford English Dictionary does have entries for ‘lose’ as a noun (one meaning ‘an instance of losing’, the other ‘praise; renown’), but neither is listed in our dictionaries of current English.
You can read more about and find further examples of the differences between the two words on the Oxford Dictionaries blog.
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