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loosen

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1 to make less taut
  • The lead climber loosened the climbing rope so that the other climber could have more room to maneuver.
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2 to set free (as from slavery or confinement)
  • The dentist loosened the impacted wisdom tooth from the gum.
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turn loose

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3 to set free (from a state of being held in check)
  • Once he got to know us better, his inhibitions loosened a bit.
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let go

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