loosen

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

loosen

verb

Definition of LOOSEN

1
to make less taut <the lead climber loosened the climbing rope so that the other climber could have more room to maneuver>
Synonyms ease, loosen, relax, slack
Related Words detach, free, unbind, undo, unfasten, untie
Near Antonyms attach, bind, fasten, tie; constrain, restrain
2
to set free (as from slavery or confinement) <the secret police have ways of loosening your tongue>
3
to set free (from a state of being held in check) <the well-known fact that alcohol tends to loosen a person's inhibitions>

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