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loosening (up)

verb (1)
present participle of loosen (up)

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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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loosening up

verb (2)
present participle of loosen up

Synonyms & Antonyms of loosening 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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“Loosening (up).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/loosening%20%28up%29. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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