Thesaurus

loosen up

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of loosen

  1. to free from obstruction or difficulty asked the school administrators to loosen up the rules on what can be printed on T-shirts Synonyms of loosen up facilitate, grease, ease (up), smooth, unclogWords Related to loosen up accelerate, expedite, hasten, hurry, quicken, rush, speed; advance, forward, further, promote; abet, aid, assist, help, improve; disentangle, straighten (out), untangle; simplify, streamlineNear Antonyms of loosen up hinder, impede; retard; aggravate, worsen; perplex, sophisticateAntonyms of loosen up complicate


loosen up

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of loosen up

  1. to get rid of nervous tension or anxiety a high-pressure job that makes it hard for him to loosen up even on weekends Synonyms of loosen up chill, chill out [slang], decompress, de-stress, relax, mellow (out), unwind, wind downWords Related to loosen up unbend; bask, kick back, loll, lounge, repose, rest; bum, dally, dawdle, dillydally, drone, footle, goof (off), hack (around), hang (around or out), idle, laze, loaf, vegetate, veg out, zone out; alleviate, comfort, ease, relieve; calm, compose, cool, quiet, settleAntonyms of loosen up tense (up)


Learn More about loosen


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up loosen? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a blind with adjustable horizontal slats

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!