What does loosen mean?

Definitions for loosen
ˈlu sənloosen

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loosen, looseverb

    make loose or looser

    "loosen the tension on a rope"

  2. relax, loosenverb

    make less severe or strict

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

  3. relax, loosenverb

    become less severe or strict

    "The rules relaxed after the new director arrived"

  4. tease, tease apart, loosenverb

    disentangle and raise the fibers of

    "tease wool"

  5. untie, undo, loosenverb

    cause to become loose

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

  6. loosenverb

    make less dense

    "loosen the soil"

  7. loosen, relax, looseverb

    become loose or looser or less tight

    "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"

Wiktionary

  1. loosenverb

    make something less tight; unfasten

    After the Thanksgiving meal, Bill loosened his belt.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loosenverb

    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. Loosenverb

    to free from restraint; to set at liberty.

  3. Loosenverb

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

  4. Loosenverb

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

  5. Etymology: [See Loose, v. t.]

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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  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. Robert Jetter:

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

  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.

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