loosen up

verb

Definition of loosen up

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to become less tense :  relax

Examples of loosen up in a sentence

  1. <asked the school administrators to loosen up the rules on what can be printed on T-shirts>

  2. <a high-pressure job that makes it hard for him to loosen up even on weekends>

1922

First Known Use of loosen up

1922


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