Associations to the word «Loosened»


LOOSEN, verb. To make loose.
LOOSEN, verb. To free from restraint; to set at liberty.
LOOSEN, verb. To remove costiveness from; to facilitate or increase the alvine discharges of.
LOOSEN THE APRON STRINGS, verb. (idiomatic) (colloquial) To allow greater freedom (to someone); to relax control of (someone)
LOOSEN THE PURSE STRINGS, verb. (idiomatic) (colloquial) To increase spending or allow increased spending; to relax control of spending.
LOOSEN UP, verb. (intransitive) to become loose; to loosen
LOOSEN UP, verb. (colloquial) to relax, act less seriously.

Dictionary definition

LOOSEN, verb. Make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope".
LOOSEN, verb. Make less severe or strict; "The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught".
LOOSEN, verb. Become less severe or strict; "The rules relaxed after the new director arrived".
LOOSEN, verb. Disentangle and raise the fibers of; "tease wool".
LOOSEN, verb. Cause to become loose; "undo the shoelace"; "untie the knot"; "loosen the necktie".
LOOSEN, verb. Make less dense; "loosen the soil".
LOOSEN, verb. Become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed".

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy