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Definitions and Synonyms of loosen up | Another word for loosen up | What is loosen up?

Definition 1: become less tense, rest, or take one's ease - [verb of body]

Samples where loosen up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He relaxed in the hot tub
  • Let's all relax after a hard day's work

Synonyms for loosen up in the sense of this definition

(loosen up is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of loosen up ) engage in passive relaxation

"After a hard day's work, I vegetate in front of the television"

(... is a kind of loosen up ) settle into a comfortable sitting position

Definition 2: cause to feel relaxed - [verb of body]

Samples where loosen up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A hot bath always relaxes me

Synonyms for loosen up in the sense of this definition

(loosen up is a kind of ...) act physically on; have an effect upon

"the medicine affects my heart rate"

(... is a kind of loosen up ) release from mental strain, tension, or formality

"unbend the mind from absorbing too much information"

(loosen up causes ...) become less tense, rest, or take one's ease

"He relaxed in the hot tub" "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"

Definition 3: make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity - [verb of body]

Synonyms for loosen up in the sense of this definition

(loosen up is a kind of ...) do physical exercise

"She works out in the gym every day"

Definition 4: cause to become unblocked - [verb of contact]

Samples where loosen up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The medicine unstuffed my nose in minutes!

Synonyms for loosen up in the sense of this definition

(loosen up is a kind of ...) free or remove obstruction from

"free a path across the cluttered floor"

(... is a kind of loosen up ) clear or remove an obstruction from

"the procedure unblocked his arteries"

Samples where loosen up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • our new colleague relaxed when he saw that we were a friendly group

Synonyms for loosen up in the sense of this definition

(loosen up is a kind of ...) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

"You should act like an adult" "Don't behave like a fool" "What makes her do this way?" "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

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