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Meaning of word loosen from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

loosen   verb

Meaning : Make loose or looser.

Example : Loosen the tension on a rope.

Synonyms : loose

Make stiff or stiffer.

Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine.

Meaning : Make less severe or strict.

Example : The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught.

Synonyms : relax

Meaning : Become less severe or strict.

Example : The rules relaxed after the new director arrived.

Synonyms : relax

Meaning : Disentangle and raise the fibers of.

Example : Tease wool.

Synonyms : tease, tease apart

Meaning : Cause to become loose.

Example : Undo the shoelace.
Untie the knot.
Loosen the necktie.

Synonyms : undo, untie

Meaning : Make less dense.

Example : Loosen the soil.

Meaning : Become loose or looser or less tight.

Example : The noose loosened.
The rope relaxed.

Synonyms : loose, relax

Become stiff or stiffer.

He stiffened when he saw his boss enter the room.