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Verb
Present participle for to make (something tied, fastened, or fixed in place) less tight or firm
“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.”
Verb
Present participle for to make less taut
“Lifeguards flushed the shark's gills with fresh water to loosen its grip.”
Verb
Present participle for become relaxed or less tight
“He saw her shoulders loosen and her frown disappear.”
Verb
Present participle for to make loose
“Once he got to know us better, his inhibitions loosened a bit.”
Verb
Present participle for to make (something tied, fastened, or fixed in place) less tight or firm
Verb
Present participle for to make loose
“There is no sign that the Party will loosen its grip on the country.”
Noun
The action or process of detaching; separation
Noun
The action of making a rule or restriction less strict
Noun
Emancipation
Noun
Deregulation
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