HyperDic: loosen_up

English > 5 senses of the expression loosen up:
VERBcontactloosen up, unstuffcause to become unblocked
socialloosen up, relaxbecome less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner
bodyloosen up, limber up, warm upmake one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity
bodyloosen up, relax, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow downbecome less tense, rest, or take one's ease
bodyloosen up, relax, unstrain, unlax, unwind, make relaxedcause to feel relaxed
English > loosen up: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningCause to become unblocked.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymunstuff
NarrowerunblockClear or remove an obstruction from
Broaderfree, disengageFree or remove obstruction from
Oppositestuff, lug, choke up, blockobstruct
Spanishaflojar, soltar
English > loosen up: 5 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningBecome less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymrelax
Broaderact, behave, doBehave in a certain manner
English > loosen up: 5 senses > verb 3, body
Meaningmake one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymslimber up, warm up
Broaderexercise, work outDo physical exercise
Spanishcalentar
Catalanescalfar
English > loosen up: 5 senses > verb 4, body
MeaningBecome less tense, rest, or take one's ease.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody's (body part) ----s
ModelSam and Sue loosen up
Synonymsrelax, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow down
Caused byrelax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxedCause to feel relaxed
Narrowersit back, take it easySettle into a comfortable sitting position
vege out, vegetateEngage in passive relaxation
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Oppositetense, tense upBecome tense, nervous, or uneasy
Spanishmitigar, relajar
Catalanrelaxar
English > loosen up: 5 senses > verb 5, body
MeaningCause to feel relaxed.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to loosen up Sue
Synonymsrelax, unstrain, unlax, unwind, make relaxed
Cause torelax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow downBecome less tense, rest, or take one's ease
NarrowerunbendRelease from mental strain, tension, or formality
Broaderaffectact physically on
Oppositetense, strain, tense upCause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious
Spanishrelajar
Catalanrelaxar

©2001-19 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict