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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.
This strap may loosen if a spring shifts or breaks, said Fisher-Price spokeswoman Lori Oravec.
On the parka, loosen or open the following fasteners.
That loosens sand and dirt and allows it to fall out through the center channel.
Global Banking News-20 October 2009-Czech central bank urged to loosen monetary policy(C)2009 ENPublishing - http://www.
This stretch helps loosen your calf muscle, which takes a pounding from running.
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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.
With a spading fork plunged into the earth, loosen bottom soil to a depth of 20 inches.
I knew that I was really tight and nervous (in the lost first set),'' said Scott, ``and it was still 7-6, and so if I can play that close and be nervous, if I could loosen up, I could jump out (in front).
Michelle Wine Estates Washington portfolio are: Northstar, its ultra-premium Merlot from Walla Walla; Col Solare, an ultra-premium red wine made with Piero Antinori of Tuscany; Eroica Riesling, made with Ernst Loosen of Germany; as well as Snoqualmie wines and Domaine Ste.