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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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He recommended the Central Bank to start considering loosening up of the monetary policy and stressed that the Government would defend the exchange rate and would not let the home currency depreciate.
Following the stretching program, the entire team (with perhaps the exception of the starting pitcher) should come together and begin loosening up their throwing arms.
Planting: Another rookie gardener mistake is not breaking or loosening up the root ball before planting.