loosen one's grip/hold

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of loosen one's grip/hold

:to begin to hold (onto something) less tightly
  • She loosened her grip/hold on the rope.

Word by Word Definitions

loosen play
  1. : to release from restraint

  2. : to make looser

  3. : to relieve (the bowels) of constipation

grip play
  1. : to seize or hold firmly

  2. : to hold the interest of strongly

  1. : a strong or tenacious grasp

  2. : strength in gripping

  3. : manner or style of gripping

hold play
  1. : to have possession or ownership of or have at one's disposal

  2. : to have as a privilege or position of responsibility

  3. : to have as a mark of distinction

  1. : stronghold

  2. : confinement, custody

  3. : prison

  1. : the interior of a ship below decks

  2. : the cargo compartment of a plane


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