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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 process of frozen ground destruction using a gasodynamic loosener embraces two stages.
The tone for the day was set from the second delivery of the morning, when Paul Collingwood's push at an Adams loosener was edged to third slip.
Beesley, senior and junior national indoor 400m champion, hopes to run a fast time at the Loughborough International next month, using Sunday's race as a hurdles loosener.
I suspect the only hope for the others is that, with bigger fish to fry, Nicholls will see this race as more of an early-season loosener rather than an important target.
The game itself was a good loosener and one that we really showed some class in.
It turned out to be laxative chocolate and after a half-time cuppa he went out for the restart - only for the bowel loosener to kick in.
On the 23rd our rugby boys host France at Murrayfield and four days later Berti Vogts makes his dugout debut for the national football team with a nice easy loosener against the World and European champions in Paris.
Rid Mousse is expected to join Rid shampoo, Rid spray and Rid egg loosener gel at retail at the start of the 2000 school season.
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.
FORGET FRIED FOOD This not only adds bad fats and empty calories, it's also a notorious "lower oesophageal sphincter loosener," said Dr Aviv.
Murray (pictured right) dropped a service game in both sets of his Queen's Club loosener, but still found enough poise to prevail 6-4 7-5 in 79 minutes.
Programmers had paired Strauss with that most English of composers, Elgar, and the evening started in aforementioned blistering fashion with the Austro-German's Festival Prelude - a great sweep of thundering sound which was less limb loosener than limb exhauster, and with Liverpool Cathedral organist Ian Tracey at the keys of only the second largest organ in the UK for the night.