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

  2. Loosen(verb)

    to free from restraint; to set at liberty.

  3. Loosen(verb)

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

  4. Loosen(verb)

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

  5. Origin: [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. Robert Jetter:

    The skin of the arms starts to loosen at around age 40 and can form a ‘batwing’ that gets progressively worse.

  3. Li Zheming:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Shilan Shah:

    Indias Prime MinisterSitharaman is likely to come under growing pressure to loosen policy to support the economy amid signs that growth has slowed.

Images & Illustrations of loosen

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