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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Become less tight; Make less restricting; Make less dense; Disentangle and raise the fibers of; Become less severe or strict.

Usage examples (38)
  • loosen the tension on a rope
  • loosen the soil
  • As George Santayana wrote, the only bond that a modern liberal wants to loosen is the marriage bond.
  • Cool in the pan for 15 minutes or so; be sure to cut around the sides to loosen from the pan before cutting and serving. for more
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