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unloosen

[uhn-loo-suh n]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to unloose; loosen.
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Origin of unloosen

1400–50; late Middle English unlosnen; see un-2, loosen
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Examples from the Web for unloosen

Historical Examples

  • He looks a drunken dog, so a glass of wine may unloosen his tongue.'

    The Bishop's Secret

    Fergus Hume

  • Well, then, why don't you unloosen it more'n you got it unloosened?

    The American Language

    Henry L. Mencken

  • "It feels like a piece of armor, so I unloosen it as soon as I can," she answered.

    The Front Yard

    Constance Fenimore Woolson

  • When Mr. Choi fell off the stool the bands on his arms were loosened and they proceeded to unloosen and rewind his arms.

  • She clung desperately to Madge and would not unloosen her fat arms from about the girl's neck.

    Madge Morton's Trust

    Amy D. V. Chalmers