loosen up

verb

Definition of loosen up 

intransitive verb

: to become less tense : relax

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Synonyms & Antonyms for loosen up

Synonyms

chill, chill out [slang], de-stress, decompress, mellow (out), relax, unwind, wind down

Antonyms

tense (up)

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Examples of loosen up in a Sentence

asked the school administrators to loosen up the rules on what can be printed on T-shirts a high-pressure job that makes it hard for him to loosen up even on weekends

First Known Use of loosen up

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of loosen up was in 1922

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