loosen


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Synonyms for loosen

slacken

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loosen up

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to reduce in tension, pressure, or rigidity

Synonyms for loosen

make loose or looser

make less severe or strict

become less severe or strict

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disentangle and raise the fibers of

cause to become loose

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make less dense

become loose or looser or less tight

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On the trousers, loosen or open the hook-and-pile fastener on each leg hem.
The vice-governor of the Czech central bank, Miroslav Singer, said that the central bank needs to loosen monetary policy.
Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC) and JP Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM) are planning to loosen their overdraft policies.
In fact, those vibrations loosen the muffler mounting hardware.
It takes a 1 1/4-in and a 1 3/16-in open-end wrench to loosen the connection.
Then twist the valve's cap to loosen any dirt stuck inside.
first loosen the set screws until they're flush with the carrier mount block.
Loosen the two bolts holding the belt tensioner and slide tension until the roller touches the belts.
Dirt between these areas can cause the bolt to loosen or break.
He added that Sargodha Loosen 2002 was best recommended variety.