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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
References in classic literature ?
Many a one cannot loosen his own fetters, but is nevertheless his friend's emancipator.
Global Banking News-January 28, 2015--Peru's central bank loosens currency reserve rule
Oil must loosens rust and corrosion formed by alkali, fruit acids, water, and electrolysis.
Vibration loosens the plug in the transmission's oil filler tube.
He said Sunday the foot is about 85 percent and usually loosens up by the second quarter of games.
The sodium in the seaweed loosens the soil, allowing microorganisms to reach and attack the DDT.
Others aren't ruling it out though, especially if the FCC eventually loosens its power restrictions.