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foot·loose

 (fo͝ot′lo͞os′)
adj.
Having no attachments or ties; free to do as one pleases.
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footloose

(ˈfʊtˌluːs)
adj
1. free to go or do as one wishes
2. eager to travel; restless: to feel footloose.
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foot•loose

(ˈfʊtˌlus)

adj.
free to go or travel about.
[1690–1700]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.footloose - free to go or do as one pleases; "Americans have always been a footloose people always moving on"; "a footloose young man eager to see the big city"
free - able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint; "free enterprise"; "a free port"; "a free country"; "I have an hour free"; "free will"; "free of racism"; "feel free to stay as long as you wish"; "a free choice"
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footloose

adjective
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Translations

footloose

[ˈfʊtluːs] ADJ footloose and fancy freelibre como el aire
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

footloose

[ˌfʊtˈluːs] adj (= not restricted by commitments) → libre
to be footloose and fancy-free → être libre comme l'air
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

footloose

[ˈfʊtˌluːs] adj footloose and fancy-freelibero/a e spensierato/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
How could it be that she who had always been in such demand, so needed, so driven by real duties, should have become suddenly such a supernumerary, so footloose, and unattached?
Wish I was young and footloose. I'd take it out on the road myself and coin a fortune."
We're footloose. A good start is better than a dozen bad ones.
About 200 children -- the youngest is four or five years old -- will take on the dance-filled 'Footloose The Musical' and the next day they'll put up a review of tracks, from Mary Poppins to A Star is Born .
The youth group of Stourbridge Amateur Operatic Society is presenting Footloose the Musical at Stourbridge Town Hall from July 4 to 6, with performances at 7.30pm nightly and a 2.30pm Saturday matinee.
Based on the hit 80s movie, FOOTLOOSE has become a stage musical phenomenon, and with a Tony-nominated top 40 score, there is just no stopping the music.
After the success of Made in Dagenham, Carrie: The Musical and Elf, Curtain Call Theatre Company returned to Theatre Severn with Footloose, writes Lucy Todman.
There is a lot of great talent onstage for "Footloose," now receiving its first revival in 14 years at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire.
In the March 1984 issue of Dance Magazine, we went behind the scenes of Footloose. The film follows Ren, a teenager from Chicago who finds himself in a small town where dancing is banned.
The government might give a reduced corporate income tax (RCIT) to 'footloose' companies, or those that could easily pull out and move to other countries after a slight change in the business environment.
This developed as the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is negotiating with the Department of Finance (DOF)for possible compromise on the special treatment for "footloose" investments or those projects with huge number of employees and exports performance but which can easily transfer to other countries.
PREPARE to 'Get into the Groove' this November as Footloose Stage School returns to Loughborough Town Hall for a show like no other!