Definitions for loosen

Definitions for (verb) loosen

Main entry: loose, loosen, relax

Definition: become loose or looser or less tight

Usage: The noose loosened; the rope relaxed

Main entry: loose, loosen

Definition: make loose or looser

Usage: loosen the tension on a rope

Main entry: loosen

Definition: make less dense

Usage: loosen the soil

Main entry: untie, loosen, undo

Definition: cause to become loose

Usage: undo the shoelace; untie the knot; loosen the necktie

Main entry: tease, tease apart, loosen

Definition: disentangle and raise the fibers of

Usage: tease wool

Main entry: relax, loosen

Definition: become less severe or strict

Usage: The rules relaxed after the new director arrived

Main entry: loosen, relax

Definition: make less severe or strict

Usage: The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught

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