[ UK /ʌnlˈuːsən/ ]
- grant freedom to; free from confinement
loosen the ties of
unloose your sneakers
How To Use unloosen In A Sentence
- He unloosened his collar.
- That helps to explain why speakers who are ready to accept words like unloosen and the like as curious but idiomatic continue to reject unpacked in its ‘full’ reading, even after centuries of common use.
- He could unloosen a fly in a hotel lobby without anyone seeing. New York at Twenty-Six
- Scene repeating itself with slight variations of characters (hair color more platinum than dirty blonde, tie unloosened rather than removed, girl drinking a Jolly Rancher instead of a Grape Crush, etc).
- Gabriel slowly unloosened her towel and tossed it on the floor.
- It was too tight to unloosen anyway, but he had such hope.
- Tony Blair, who has just been elected prime minister, realizes the monarchy is at stake if she doesn ` t unloosen that stiff upper lip. CNN Transcript Sep 29, 2006
- I just want to hang out with my family and friends and, you know, eat Doritos until I have to unloosen my belt. CNN Transcript Aug 4, 2006
- Not only that, but unloosen is actually a perfectly good, old verb; so is unloose, which turns up in Shakespeare and Sheridan and Shelley. Word Court
- And when he is seen in his immanence and transcendence, then the ties that have bound the heart are unloosened, the doubts of the mind vanish, and the law of Karma works no more.