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as in to relax
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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“Loosen.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/loosen. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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