to make less taut <the lead climber loosened the climbing rope so that the other climber could have more room to maneuver>
to set free (as from slavery or confinement) <the secret police have ways of loosening your tongue> Synonyms discharge
Related Words bail
Near Antonyms handcuff
to set free (from a state of being held in check) <the well-known fact that alcohol tends to loosen a person's inhibitions> Related Words discharge
, take out
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