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  • verbset free; unbind
  • verbunbind

synonyms for loosens

  • break up
  • slacken
  • relax
  • ease
  • loose
  • undo
  • unlock
  • untie
  • alleviate
  • unloose
  • extricate
  • unclasp
  • unfasten
  • disconnect
  • unbuckle
  • separate
  • disjoin
  • deliver
  • free
  • discharge
  • detach
  • emancipate
  • mitigate
  • unhitch
  • disengage
  • unbutton
  • unleash
  • release
  • manumit
  • liberate
  • lax
  • untighten
  • unscrew
  • unlash
  • unbar
  • unbolt
  • unchain
  • unlace
  • unstrap
  • unpin
  • unhook
  • become unfastened
  • disenthrall
  • ease off
  • let go
  • let out
  • unfix
  • unlatch
  • unsnap
  • unstick
  • work free
  • work loose
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antonyms for loosens

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  • bind
  • limit
  • restrict
  • tighten
  • engage
  • keep
  • hold
  • join
  • attach
  • button
  • incarcerate
  • imprison
  • detain
  • confine
  • restrain
  • limit
  • unite
  • combine
  • link
  • hook
  • hitch
  • couple
  • connect
  • fasten
  • increase
  • tighten
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How to use loosens in a sentence

See that no one throws down the gangway or loosens the ropes till the order is given.
THE NORSEMEN IN THE WESTR.M. BALLANTYNE
If your axe handle is dry and the head loosens, soak it over night and the wood will swell and tighten the head.
THE BOOK OF CAMP-LORE AND WOODCRAFTDAN BEARD
Man cuts up and loosens the soil with his hoe; woman follows after, strewing the seed between the clods.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
A fresh gust of wind loosens its hold, and it is blown in circling eddies to the earth.
THE PORTLAND SKETCH BOOKVARIOUS
The guillotine loosens stronger bonds, and the whisper of the spy is more efficacious than the law of divorce.
SIR JASPER CAREWCHARLES JAMES LEVER
They are then put into vats containing slack lime-water, which loosens the hair and kills the animal life remaining in the skin.
THE BUILDING OF A BOOKVARIOUS
This loosens the collodion and allows it to be peeled off in the shape of a small test-tube.
THE ELEMENTS OF BACTERIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUEJOHN WILLIAM HENRY EYRE
The first man that loosens his tongue, Ill split him like a herring!
CURSEDGEORGE ALLAN ENGLAND
At this time each pistil loosens from the torus and can be easily removed, especially if some animal touch the hooks.
SEED DISPERSALWILLIAM J. BEAL
The willow exercises a winnowing action, loosens the large flocks, and shakes out much of the dirt contained in them.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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