- cause to become loose
- make loose or looser
- make less severe or strict
- disentangle and raise the fibers of
- become less severe or strict
- make less dense
- become loose or looser or less tight
Loosen screw 1.
I loosened my tie, but I didn't take it off.
Loosen setscrew 2, and remove thread tention as m 5.
"Since the world can in no way answer our craving, I will loosen my hair tomorrow and take to a fishingboat."
If your belt is too tight, loosen it.
If your belt is too tight, loosen it
Only later, after the alcohol had had its loosening effect, did the conversation deepen.
Loosen [move] the bowels
Loosen the screw.
【习】loosen sb's tongue 使