What does loosen mean?

Definitions for loosen
ˈlu sənloosen

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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. 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.

  2. Li Zheming:

    Investor sentiment has stablised and the market strengthened on reports from large investment banks that the government will loosen policy.

  3. Famer Kobe Bryant:

    I was happy I was able to get loose a little bit, i felt like the Tin Man for a while and couldn't find any oil anywhere to loosen up these joints. I felt pretty good - it was fun and it was a good competitive game.

  4. Neil Shearing:

    Moves to roll back regulatory changes made in the wake of the global financial crisis, or to loosen the credit spigots more generally, could inadvertently sow the seeds of the next crisis.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of loosen

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