What is the opposite of loosen?

Need antonyms for loosen? Here's a list of opposite words from our thesaurus that you can use instead.

Verb
Opposite of to unfasten something tied, fastened, or fixed in place
Verb
Opposite of to loosen or slacken the tension of
Verb
Opposite of to release from captivity
Verb
Opposite of to let go off
“Get a good pair of tongs to grip on to your food tightly.”
Verb
Opposite of to unfasten something tied, fastened, or fixed in place
Verb
Opposite of to make, or become, less taut
“He felt Roger tighten his grip on him and looked down at his brother.”
Verb
(of a rule or restriction) Opposite of to make less strict
“We welcome the decision by the Gambling Commission to extend the ban on using credit cards for online gambling.”
Verb
Opposite of come apart; unwind
Verb
Opposite of to remove the knot from laces
Verb
Opposite of clear or loosen
Verb
Opposite of to break up (soil) in preparation for sowing or planting
Verb
Opposite of to remove or clear a block or obstruction from
Find more words!
Use * for blank tiles (max 2) Advanced Search Advanced Search
Use * for blank spaces Advanced Search
Advanced Word Finder

See Also

Nearby Words
6-letter Words Starting With
Find Antonyms
go
Word Tools Finders & Helpers Other Languages More Synonyms
Copyright WordHippo © 2021