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As their grip loosens, the island, and particularly its capital city, is morphing into a fashionable, gorgeous hotbed of tourism.

He soon loosens his grip on my hand and bolts toward the stage.

Medical panel loosens guidelines about when people over 60 should be treated for high blood pressure.

One photo shows the pair standing right behind Mitchell, arms on hips, watching intently as she loosens up.

My Remarkable Journeyby Larry King The legend of television loosens the suspenders in his new tell-all.

See that no one throws down the gangway or loosens the ropes till the order is given.

If your axe handle is dry and the head loosens, soak it over night and the wood will swell and tighten the head.

Man cuts up and loosens the soil with his hoe; woman follows after, strewing the seed between the clods.

A fresh gust of wind loosens its hold, and it is blown in circling eddies to the earth.

The guillotine loosens stronger bonds, and the whisper of the spy is more efficacious than the law of divorce.


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On this page you'll find 128 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to loosens, such as: alleviate, break up, deliver, detach, discharge, and disconnect.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.