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unloose

[ uhn-loos ]
/ ʌnˈlus /
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verb (used with object), un·loosed, un·loos·ing.

to loosen or relax (the grasp, hold, fingers, etc.).
to let loose or set free; free from restraint.
to undo or untie (a fastening, knot, etc.); unfasten.

RELATED WORDS

unblock, unloosen, unbind, slip, unwrap, loose, loosen, free, disengage, unbutton, unlock, unclasp, untie, disentangle, release, unravel, unfasten, unclose, unfix, unstop

Nearby words

unloanable, unlock, unlocked, unlooked, unlooked-for, unloose, unloosen, unlovable, unloved, unlovely, unloving

Origin of unloose

1325–75; Middle English unloosen; see un-2, loose
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unloose

unloosen

/ (ʌnˈluːs) /

verb (tr)

to set free; release
to loosen or relax (a hold, grip, etc)
to unfasten or untie
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Word Origin and History for unloose

unloose


v.

late 14c., "to set free," from un- (2), used here emphatically, + loose. Related: Unloosed; unloosing.

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