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. Joerg Kraemer:

    I believe the ECB will loosen policy but not today, a further reduction in the deposit rate could happen in March.

  2. David Bloom:

    Going forward, if rates move a little higher than expected then the dollar will go up a little. However, if at any time next year the market thinks the Fed may need to loosen in 2017, then the dollar will plummet. The risk/reward in 2016 is for a weaker dollar.

  3. Phil Mickelson:

    It was the first round in four months and I'll loosen up, hopefully, the way I'm playing will show in the score. But today, it just didn't.

  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. 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.

Images & Illustrations of loosen

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