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  • EN [ ˈluːsn]
  • US [ ˈluːsn]

English definition


  • 1. make loose or looser;

    • "loosen the tension on a rope"
  • 2. make less severe or strict;

    • "The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught"
  • 3. become less severe or strict;

    • "The rules relaxed after the new director arrived"
  • 4. disentangle and raise the fibers of;

    • "tease wool"
  • 5. cause to become loose;

    • "undo the shoelace"
    • "untie the knot"
    • "loosen the necktie"
  • 6. make less dense;

    • "loosen the soil"
  • 7. become loose or looser or less tight;

    • "The noose loosened"
    • "the rope relaxed"

Example sentences

  • The company hopes to loosen Microsoft's hold on the market.

  • The process eventually involves the Bone anchoring the teeth, which loosen and may fall out.

  • A emperor should never loosen the grasp of power.

  • Is it all right to loosen my seat belt?

  • It might feed her sense of bitterness, but it would not loosen her bonds.

  • I need to do some exercises and loosen up my tense back.

  • Your shoes will loosen up with wear.

  • The medicine may loosen your cough.

  • Your run should be at an easy ( EZ ), comfortable pace, which helps loosen up your muscles.

  • I loosen up with a few exercise before the match.

  • Decongestants can help unclog a stuffy nose, and expectorants help loosen mucus.

  • At Sunday night, the State Council package to boost domestic demand and to loosen credit policy.

  • I must take some exercise and loosen up my muscles.

  • The officials have been instructed to loosen up on the rules for admitting people into the country.

  • Loosen some sails to ease down the speed of the boat.

  • Officials have been instructed to loosen up on the rules for admitting people into the country.

  • I'll need that screwdriver to loosen these screws.

  • First loosen the nuts, then take off the wheel.

  • Relax, smile; loosen up in mind and body and behaviour.

  • Many business groups have been pressing the Federal Reserve to loosen interest rates.

  • Loosen the bolt so the bars can be turned.

  • Insert a small knife into the top of the chicken breast to loosen the skin.

  • Young people often loosen up on the dance floor.

  • We must, somehow, find a way to loosen the bonds of tradition.

  • Squeeze the foot with both hands, again to loosen up tight muscles.

  • Take each foot in both your hands and rotate it to loosen and relax the ankle.

  • The Federal Republic must loosen its ties with the United States.

  • There is no sign that the Party will loosen its tight grip on the country.

  • Close your eyes. Relax. Let your body loosen up.

  • Dip the base of the bowls in hot water for a few seconds to loosen the jellies.

Phrase collocation

  • loosen someone's tongue

    make someone talk freely


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