verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of loosen
OTHER WORDS FROM loosenloos·en·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for loosen
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.
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 Open|by Michael Grabell and Bernice Yeung|September 14, 2020|ProPublica
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 dead|jakemeth|September 13, 2020|Fortune
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.
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.
Two years later, he had released all Soviet dissidents from prison and was beginning to loosen the reins on Soviet bloc countries.
Not even the knowledge gleaned from all the books in the world can loosen the grasp of human sadness.
Add a dash of milk to loosen, although you want the mixture thick.
Past attempts to loosen the grip of taxi cartels have been thwarted by the industry.
Spurred by this success, Austin and Benedetto plan to loosen control over the guest list even more for future events.A Most Illegal Adventure with New York City’s Wildest Underground Event Planners|Nina Strochlic|December 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Avon now managed to loosen the loop sufficiently 260 to slip it off the imprisoned leg.The Great Cattle Trail|Edward S. Ellis
"Tell one of the surgeons to come at once," was the Colonel's order, while he knelt to loosen his clothing.In the Van; or, The Builders|John Price-Brown
With such dangers in his path, it is a grave responsibility to loosen the restraints which hold such a young man to virtue.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 6 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
Loosen collar, waist bands, and unhook corset, or cut the laces behind.
I heard some gate close after that, and mamma's arms seemed to loosen from me, and I knew then I was not dying.'Heriot's Choice|Rosa Nouchette Carey