loosen (up)

verb (1)

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(Entry 1 of 2)

to free from obstruction or difficulty
  • hoped that adding a second lane would loosen up traffic on that street

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loosen up

verb (2)

Synonyms & Antonyms of loosen up (Entry 2 of 2)

to get rid of nervous tension or anxiety
  • a high-pressure job that makes it hard for him to loosen up even on weekends

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The first known use of loosen (up) was in 1922

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“Loosen (up).” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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