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loosens (up)

verb (1)
present tense third-person singular 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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loosens up

verb (2)
present tense third-person singular of loosen up

Synonyms & Antonyms of loosens 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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“Loosens (up).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/loosens%20%28up%29. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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