What does LOOSEN mean?

Definitions for LOOSEN
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word LOOSEN.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. loosen, loose(verb)

    make loose or looser

    "loosen the tension on a rope"

  2. relax, loosen(verb)

    make less severe or strict

    "The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught"

  3. relax, loosen(verb)

    become less severe or strict

    "The rules relaxed after the new director arrived"

  4. tease, tease apart, loosen(verb)

    disentangle and raise the fibers of

    "tease wool"

  5. untie, undo, loosen(verb)

    cause to become loose

    "undo the shoelace"; "untie the knot"; "loosen the necktie"

  6. loosen(verb)

    make less dense

    "loosen the soil"

  7. loosen, relax, loose(verb)

    become loose or looser or less tight

    "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"

Wiktionary

  1. loosen(Verb)

    make something less tight; unfasten

    After the Thanksgiving meal, Bill loosened his belt.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loosen(verb)

    to make loose; to free from tightness, tension, firmness, or fixedness; to make less dense or compact; as, to loosen a string, or a knot; to loosen a rock in the earth

    Etymology: [See Loose, v. t.]

  2. Loosen(verb)

    to free from restraint; to set at liberty.

    Etymology: [See Loose, v. t.]

  3. Loosen(verb)

    to remove costiveness from; to facilitate or increase the alvine discharges of

    Etymology: [See Loose, v. t.]

  4. Loosen(verb)

    to become loose; to become less tight, firm, or compact

    Etymology: [See Loose, v. t.]

How to pronounce LOOSEN?

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How to say LOOSEN in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of LOOSEN in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of LOOSEN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of LOOSEN in a Sentence

  1. Roger Federer:

    I just needed some treatment on my upper -- what is it -- back, neck, just needed to try to loosen it up, crack it and see if it was going to be better.Read More.

  2. Dawna Markova:

    I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible; to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance, to live so that which came to me as seed goes to the next as blossom, and that which came to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.

  3. Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura:

    We're just barely holding it together, if we loosen our grip even a little, it wouldn't be surprising to see a sudden surge.

  4. Hayley Zawadzki:

    As a warm-up, it’s a great way to loosen up the body, break a quick sweat, our trainers use it in circuit training as a cardio burst between strength training intervals.

  5. Nie Wen:

    Given exports are unlikely to stage a comeback and a possible slowdown in the property sector, the downward pressure on China's economy is likely to continue, with fourth-quarter economic growth expected to slip to 5.9%, authorities will loosen policies, but in a more restrained way.

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