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After a “low” point of 26% growth in June, sales in the US have accelerated the past two months—a sign that video games continue to surge in popularity even as quarantines end and travel restrictions loosen.
THE PANDEMIC HAS TURNED EVERYONE INTO GAMERSADAM EPSTEINSEPTEMBER 16, 2020QUARTZ
Together, they show that throughout the coronavirus crisis, the meatpacking industry has repeatedly turned to the agency for help beating back local public health orders and loosening regulations to keep processing lines running.
EMAILS SHOW THE MEATPACKING INDUSTRY DRAFTED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO KEEP PLANTS OPENBY MICHAEL GRABELL AND BERNICE YEUNGSEPTEMBER 14, 2020PROPUBLICA
Using their wealth and power in the pursuit of profits, corporations led the way in loosening the external constraints that protected workers and other stakeholders against overreaching.
50 YEARS LATER, MILTON FRIEDMAN’S SHAREHOLDER DOCTRINE IS DEADJAKEMETHSEPTEMBER 13, 2020FORTUNE
But, with shelter-at-home restrictions loosened so that shows can be shot in studios and on location, networks’ and streamers’ interest in programs produced exclusively remotely “has absolutely cooled off,” said one producer.
‘COVID-PROOF PRODUCTION’: TV NETWORKS, STREAMERS SEEK OUT SHOW FORMATS THAT CAN ADAPT TO ANOTHER SHOOTING SHUTDOWNTIM PETERSONAUGUST 14, 2020DIGIDAY
The men’s suit business has been in decline for years in the US, thanks to the century-long trend of clothes getting more casual and even the most conservative office places loosening up dress codes.
CAN MEN’S SUITS SURVIVE COVID-19?MARC BAINAUGUST 4, 2020QUARTZ
For instance, the national lockdowns in Pakistan and Bangladesh were lifted on May 9 and May 30 respectively, and they loosened in India in early June.
WHY SOUTH ASIA’S COVID-19 NUMBERS ARE SO LOW (FOR NOW)PUJA CHANGOIWALAJUNE 23, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
With great deliberation and much formality Wu-pom Nai proceeded to loosen the boy's heavy plaits of hair.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
Nothing is more annoying than to have the hair loosen or the head-dress fall off in a crowded ball room.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
They learned to loosen the bark of a tree without breaking it except along one edge.
THE LATER CAVE-MENKATHARINE ELIZABETH DOPP
If thus used two or three days in succession it will effectually loosen tartar, even of long standing.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
SEPTEMBER 20, 2021
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WORDS RELATED TO LOOSEN

  • abate
  • diminish
  • ease
  • flag
  • let up
  • loose
  • loosen
  • mitigate
  • moderate
  • reduce
  • relax
  • relent
  • remit
  • retard
  • sag
  • slack
  • slake
  • slow
  • soften
  • subside
  • temper
  • untighten
  • weaken
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