Translation of loosen in Spanish:

loosen

Pronunciation: /ˈluːsn/

vt

  • 1.1 (partially dislodge) [tooth] aflojar 1.2 (make less tight) [collar/knot/bolt] aflojar, soltar* I had to loosen my belt tuve que aflojarme el cinturón she loosened her grip on the steering wheel dejó de apretar con tanta fuerza el volante it loosens the bowels tiene efecto laxante 1.3 (make less compact) [soil] aflojar

vi

Phrasal verbs

loosen up

v + adv 1.1 (physically) entrar en calor 1.2 (emotionally) relajarse 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 2.1 (physically) [muscles] desentumecer* 2.2 (emotionally) hacer* relajar

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