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What is another word for loosen?

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To loosen or slacken the tension of
“Lottie stopped for a few minutes, then started trying to loosen the cords around her legs.”
To unfasten something tied, fastened, or fixed in place
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“Still being rolled in the grass, he tried to loosen his belt so that he might take his pants off, but the buckle wouldn't budge.”
To relax or reduce the strictness or intensity of
“I respectfully asked if he could loosen his demands a little because the project was falling behind schedule.”
To become physically relaxed or less tense
“He saw her shoulders loosen and her frown disappear.”
To release from captivity
“It descends to loosen him from his chains, to pull him out of his darkness, and finally expose him to the light of grace.”
To break up (soil) in preparation for sowing or planting
To remove or clear a block or obstruction from
To apply a substance such as oil or grease to (an engine or component) so as to minimize friction and allow smooth movement
To gradually melt, dissolve, or become fluid
To remove controls or regulations on
To remove, especially a stain
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