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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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- Went to the wreck, and with the crow made way into the body of the wreck, and felt several casks, and loosened them with the crow, but could not break them up.
- Every day, to this day, I worked on the wreck; and with hard labour I loosened some things so much with the crow, that the first flowing tide several casks floated out, and two of the seamen's chests; but the wind blowing from the shore, nothing came to land that day but pieces of timber, and a hogshead, which had some Brazil pork in it; but the salt water and the sand had spoiled it.
A wind, loosened from wild places far away, steals out to blow over dewy, star-lit, immemorial hills.
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If the plug loosens sufficiently, the pinion gear may separate from the steering gear assembly, which could cause a loss of steering.
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.
Others aren't ruling it out though, especially if the FCC eventually loosens its power restrictions.
If there isn't any redness or drainage, you most likely have a new nail growing in from the previous irritation and this loosens the old nail as it grows out.