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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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The greater is the ratio in equation (39), the more power consuming method of frozen ground loosening is employed in loosener design in comparison with the method based on rupture defamation (separation of the ground from the file).
He cites statistics showing that the egg loosener segment is valued at about $12 million a year.
The early session is a 45-minute specific and steady loosener that is technical before breakfast.
The Samoan, who missed twice at home to Leicester last weekend, accepted the gentle loosener and stroked over from 30 metres.
Next weekend Blues depart for their first tour under McLeish's charge, and he won't be simply regarding the trip to Austria as a gentle loosener.
Even though we did not get back to Tyneside from Riga until 2am on Friday, we still had the players in for a loosener, a warm down and some massages.
Harmison was a shade lucky that his first delivery, a wide leg-side loosener, was nudged by Ricky Ponting into the hands of the diving Geraint Jones.
Spinner Richard Illingworth then gave Worcestershire their second success by trapping David Fulton at slip and Robert Key went first ball after lunch, groping forward to Moody's loosener.
Watson started as he meant to go on, hitting the first of 14 fours from the first ball - an inviting loosener from Chris Russell.
The programme opened with another Dvorak family piece, this time from his son-in-law Josef Suk, whose Scherzo Fantastique proved more than simply a shoulder loosener, with playful woodwind and an expansive theme moving up through the cellos to a lilting waltz, topped off by birdsong, a super crescendo descent through the orchestra and a satisfyingly big, brassy finish.
His lovely innings came to such an unseemly end when he clipped Alex Gidman to short mid-wicket off what was no more than a loosener from the visitors' stand-in skipper.