loosen (Meaning)

Wordnet

loosen (v)

make loose or looser

make less severe or strict

become less severe or strict

disentangle and raise the fibers of

cause to become loose

make less dense

become loose or looser or less tight

Webster

loosen (v. t.)

To make loose; to free from tightness, tension, firmness, or fixedness; to make less dense or compact; as, to loosen a string, or a knot; to loosen a rock in the earth.

To free from restraint; to set at liberty..

To remove costiveness from; to facilitate or increase the alvine discharges of.

Webster

loosen (v. i.)

To become loose; to become less tight, firm, or compact.

loosen Sentence Examples

  1. The mechanic loosened the bolts on the engine to remove it for maintenance.
  2. The gardener loosened the soil around the newly planted tree to promote root growth.
  3. The seamstress loosened the stitches on the dress to adjust the fit.
  4. The painter loosened the lid of the paint can to stir the contents.
  5. The carpenter loosened the screws on the loose cabinet door to tighten it.
  6. The athlete loosened their muscles before performing their stretching routine.
  7. The masseuse loosened the tension in the client's neck and shoulders during the massage.
  8. The child loosened their grip on the toy as their parent approached.
  9. The door creaked as it loosened from its hinges due to wear and tear.
  10. The writer loosened their fingers from the keyboard after typing for hours.

FAQs About the word loosen

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The mechanic loosened the bolts on the engine to remove it for maintenance.

The gardener loosened the soil around the newly planted tree to promote root growth.

The seamstress loosened the stitches on the dress to adjust the fit.

The painter loosened the lid of the paint can to stir the contents.