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loosen

(Ease up), verb abate, allay, alleviate, assuage, decrease tension, diminish, ease, ease off, extricate, free, lessen, let loose, let up, lighten, mitigate, moderate, palliate, reduce, relax, release, relieve, soften, soften up, weaken
Associated concepts: loosen a monopoly, loosen rules, loosen the law

loosen

(Release), verb cut loose, detach, disjoin, ease, free, let go, let loose, let up, loosen, relax, relieve tension, unbind, unbolt, unbridle, unbuckle, undo, unfasten, unfetter, unlatch, unlock, unloosen, unshackle, untie
See also: disencumber, disentangle, disenthrall, dissociate, ease, extricate, give, relax, remit, yield
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Loosen screw one full turn clockwise while holding stop in place
So if those four bolts loosen, coolant can blow out from under the plate.
On the parka, loosen or open the following fasteners.
That loosens sand and dirt and allows it to fall out through the center channel.
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If the problem persists, loosen the nuts and apply a small amount of thread locking compound to the threads and re-torque.