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Adjective
Having been made less tight or more relaxed
“I began grabbing each free end, and pulling as much of the loosened rope out of the core as possible.”
Adjective
Disconnected and not attached to anything
Adjective
(of clothing) Very loose-fitting, so as to hang away from the body
Adjective
Unstable or shaky
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Verb
Past tense for to unfasten something tied, fastened, or fixed in place
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“The wind tried tirelessly to loosen her tight pony-tail, but only resulted in removing a few strands to hang by her ears, decorated with gold hoops.”
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Past tense for to loosen or slacken the tension of
“Lifeguards flushed the shark's gills with fresh water to loosen its grip.”
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Past tense for become relaxed or less tight
“He saw her shoulders loosen and her frown disappear.”
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Past tense for to make (something tied, fastened, or fixed in place) less tight or firm
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Past tense for to make loose
“There is no sign that the Party will loosen its grip on the country.”
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Past tense for 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.”
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Past tense for to disconnect or detach one thing from another
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Past tense for to break up (soil) in preparation for sowing or planting
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Past tense for to remove or clear a block or obstruction from
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Past tense for to apply a substance such as oil or grease to (an engine or component) so as to minimize friction and allow smooth movement
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Past tense for open or spread out from a folded position
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Past tense for to gradually melt, dissolve, or become fluid
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Past tense for to remove, especially a stain
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