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loosen up

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of loosen up

  1. to free from obstruction or difficulty <asked the school administrators to loosen up the rules on what can be printed on T-shirts> Synonyms facilitate, grease, ease (up), smooth, unclogRelated Words accelerate, expedite, hasten, hurry, quicken, rush, speed; advance, forward, further, promote; abet, aid, assist, help, improve; disentangle, straighten (out), untangle; simplify, streamlineNear Antonyms hinder, impede; retard; aggravate, worsen; perplex, sophisticateAntonyms complicate




loosen up

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of loosen up

  1. to get rid of nervous tension or anxiety <a high-pressure job that makes it hard for him to loosen up even on weekends> Synonyms chill, chill out [slang], decompress, de-stress, relax, mellow (out), unwind, wind downRelated Words unbend; bask, kick back, loll, lounge, repose, rest; bum, dally, dawdle, dillydally, drone, footle, goof (off), hack (around), hang (around or out), idle, laze, loaf, vegetate, veg out, zone out; alleviate, comfort, ease, relieve; calm, compose, cool, quiet, settleAntonyms tense (up)




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