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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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BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-May 21, 2019--Australian regulator loosens home loan rules
Bolt Reaction Forces To find out the elemental reaction forces on each bolt, if this element reaction forces are less than the applied tightening torque, then the bolts have a tendency to loosen due to chassis vibration.
The farmers should cultivate 'Loosen' by November 15 because it is an ideal time for enhanced production, said assistant director agriculture information Naveed Asmat Kohloon in a statement issued here on Wednesday.
Ernst Loosen frowns under his tangle of salt and pepper curls.
"The simple truth about Riesling is it's complicated," said Ernst Loosen of Dr.
The Korean company has found that an adhesive with insufficient bonding strength was used during assembly - and could cause a plug securing the pinion gear to the steering gear assembly to loosen.
"Jay Leno used to have what he would call the 'Jaycart' and he would wheel it around for a drink beforehand to loosen people up - and he didn't drink.
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's parliament has approved contentious legislation to loosen constraints on the country's military, giving it a greater role.
Pick up one half and use your thumbs to push down on the center where the stem is and loosen up the seed, kind of like you are going to turn it inside out (but you're not).
Horner recently commented that F1 bosses should stop trying to control their drivers, and teams should loosen their restrictions on driver behaviour.
I have soaked the locked-up plunger with penetrating oil for several days in hopes that would loosen the locking plunger but have had no luck in getting it to loosen at all.
Backed by his fellow Democrats, Wheeler isn't expected to loosen the rules but rather firm them up even more, which will no doubt bring strong opposition from TV broadcasters and newspapers, and will split any vote along party lines.