unloose

verb un·loose \ ˌən-ˈlüs \

Definition of unloose

transitive verb
1 :to relax the strain of
  • unloose a grip
2 :to release from or as if from restraints :set free
3 :to loosen the ties of
  • unloose traditional social bonds

Examples of unloose in a Sentence

  1. He unloosed the bonds that held her.

  2. the familiar scent unloosed a flood of pleasant memories from her childhood

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First Known Use of unloose

14th century


UNLOOSE Defined for English Language Learners

unloose

verb

Definition of unloose for English Language Learners

  • : to untie or release (something)

  • : to allow or cause (something powerful) to happen or be expressed


UNLOOSE Defined for Kids

unloose

verb un·loose \ ˌən-ˈlüs \

Definition of unloose for Students

unloosed; unloosing
1 :to make looser :relax
  • I unloosed my grip.
2 :to set free


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