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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Everybody acknowledged Buck a magnificent animal, but twenty fifty-pound sacks of flour bulked too large in their eyes for them to loosen their pouch-strings.
Many a one cannot loosen his own fetters, but is nevertheless his friend's emancipator.
They have a kind of tree, which at forty years old loosens in the root, and falls with the first storm: it grows very straight, and being pointed like stakes with a sharp stone (for the HOUYHNHNMS know not the use of iron), they stick them erect in the ground, about ten inches asunder, and then weave in oat straw, or sometimes wattles, between them.
There's something in this starlight that loosens one's tongue.
If the seaman loosens one knot, then he has a good wind; if a second, then it blows pretty stiffly; if he undoes the third and fourth, then it rages so that the forests are upturned.
Every second's delay on your part loosens this man's bloody hands again, and leads to his escape.
In a survey earlier this summer of more than 100 economists and housing experts, more than 60 percent said they expect mortgage regulations to loosen further, with many expressing concern the market will become too lax over the next year.
Global Banking News-August 20, 2015--Serbian central bank not to loosen controls on Greek banks
Pick up one half and use your thumbs to push down on the center where the stem is and loosen up the seed, kind of like you are going to turn it inside out (but you're not).
Having low surface tension which allows the oil to migrate into tight spaces and along threaded fasteners & reduces the tugging and pounding sometimes required to loosen screws and bolts.
It signals, with little reason to doubt, that he is prepared to loosen up and accept more tolerance of opposition.
The Loosen Asabore 2012 is very different with an industrial nose of petrol, oil and a touch of phenol.
Loosen the upper hose for each forward lift cylinder.
com Champion Chase hero Sizing Europe is due to make his return, Henry de Bromhead is poised to unleash Jewson Novices' Chase third Loosen My Load in the Le Grande Chase, writes Jessica Lamb.
ERNST Loosen of Dr Loosen fame is one of top producers in Germany, and his Naked Grape is an off-dry, fruity riesling available from Direct Wine Shipments at pounds 8.