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loosen
American English: /ˈlus(ə)n/
British English: /ˈluːs(ə)n/

Translation of loosen in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (partially dislodge)
    (tooth)
    aflojar
    Example sentences
    • The girl to our right, in complementary pinks and peach colors, lifts her face as she loosens the tight black collar around her neck.
    • She shook her head in acknowledgment, and went to Glory, loosening the tied reins.
    • His fingers threaded through her tight chignon and loosened it.
  • 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

intransitive verb

  • (knot/bolt)
    aflojarse
    soltarse
    Example sentences
    • At the end of the holiday, I was starting to feel the knots in my shoulders loosen and my mind start to clear after all the drama and stress of the past few months.
    • Her head rested on his shoulder and her body loosened.
    • Amy's shoulders loosened and Hart gently trod back to sit quietly by her side.

Phrasal verbs

loosen up

1verb + adverb 1.1 (physically)
entrar en calor
1.2 (emotionally)
relajarse
2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 2.1 (physically)
(muscles)
desentumecer
2.2 (emotionally)
hacer relajar

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