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loosen up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unstuff, loosen upverb

    cause to become unblocked

    "The medicine unstuffed my nose in minutes!"

  2. relax, loosen upverb

    become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner

    "our new colleague relaxed when he saw that we were a friendly group"

  3. limber up, warm up, loosen upverb

    make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity

  4. relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow downverb

    become less tense, rest, or take one's ease

    "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"

  5. relax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxedverb

    cause to feel relaxed

    "A hot bath always relaxes me"

Wiktionary

  1. loosen upverb

    to become loose; to loosen

  2. loosen upverb

    to relax, act less seriously.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of loosen up in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of loosen up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of loosen up in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Matt Olson:

    It goes without saying that it’s time to go, three games out, 11 games to go, really not a whole lot to lose. We have to go out there and loosen up and play our game and see what happens at the end.

  3. 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.

  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. 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.

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