What does loosen mean?

Definitions for loosen
ˈlu sənloosen

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?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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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. New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu:

    What we are not going to do is overly accelerate or loosen regulations just for the sake of the economy at the risk of public health.

  2. Donald Trump:

    The Fed should lower rates( there is almost no inflation) and loosen, making us competitive with other nations, and manufacturing will SOAR ! Dollar is very relative to others.

  3. 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.

  4. European Economic Commissioner Pierre Moscovici:

    The Commission has but one compass, that of the growth and stability pact, and rules should be implemented, concerning Greece, we have another compass, the adoption of the memorandum of understanding and the (reform) program. Nothing should make us loosen these reforms.

  5. Peter Cecchini:

    We think there will selling of banks over the course of 2016, with corporate credit secondary market liquidity non-existent and with wage growth absent, bank lending standards are likely to tighten, not loosen.

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