HyperDic: loosen

English > 7 senses of the word loosen:
VERBchangeloosen, loosemake loose or looser
socialloosen, relaxmake less severe or strict / strict / strict / strict / strict
socialloosen, relaxbecome less severe or strict / strict / strict / strict / strict
contactloosen, tease, tease apartdisentangle and raise the fibers of
contactloosen, untie, undocause to become loose
contactloosenmake less dense
changeloosen, relax, loosebecome loose or looser or less tight / tight / tight / tight
loosen > pronunciation
Soundsluw'sahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > loosen: 7 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake loose or looser.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"loosen the tension on a rope"
Synonymloose
Cause toloosen, relax, looseBecome loose or looser or less tight / tight / tight / tight
Entailed bypry, prise, prize, lever, jimmyTo move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
Narrowerrelax, unbendmake less taut
slackRelease tension on
slacken, remitmake slack as by lessening tension or firmness
unscrewloosen something by unscrewing it
unscrewloosen by turning
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositestiffenmake stiff or stiffer
Spanishaflojar, desapretar, desatar, relajar, soltar
Catalanafluixar, deixar anar, desfermar, deslligar, soltar
Nounslooseningthe act of making something less tight / tight / tight / tight
looseningan occurrence of control or strength weakening
English > loosen: 7 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningmake less severe or strict / strict / strict / strict / strict.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymrelax
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Similar torelax, loosenBecome less severe or strict / strict / strict / strict / strict
English > loosen: 7 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningBecome less severe or strict / strict / strict / strict / strict.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymrelax
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Similar torelax, loosenmake less severe or strict / strict / strict / strict / strict
English > loosen: 7 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningdisentangle and raise the fibers of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymstease, tease apart
Broaderdisentangle, unsnarl, straighten outextricate from entanglement
Spanishaflojar, desatar, soltar
Catalanafluixar, deixar anar, deslligar, soltar
English > loosen: 7 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningCause to become loose.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "loosen the necktie"
Synonymsuntie, undo
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishdesamarrar, desatar, soltar
Nounslooseningthe act of making something less tight / tight / tight / tight
English > loosen: 7 senses > verb 6, contact
Meaningmake less dense.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"loosen the soil"
Narrowerruffle, fluffErect or fluff up
scarifyBreak up
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishaflojar, soltar
English > loosen: 7 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningBecome loose or looser or less tight / tight / tight / tight.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"The noose loosened"
Synonymsrelax, loose
Caused byloosen, loosemake loose or looser
BroaderweakenBecome weaker
OppositestiffenBecome stiff or stiffer
Spanishaflojarse, aflojar, relajarse
Catalanafluixar, deixar anar, deslligar, laxar, liberalitzar, relaxar-se, relaxar, soltar
Nounslooseningthe act of making something less tight / tight / tight / tight
looseningan occurrence of control or strength weakening

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