- 1 [cinturón/nudo/tornillo] to loosen; [cuerda] to slacken (off); [puño/mandíbula] to unclench la cuerda está muy tensa, aflójala the rope's very tight, let out some slack afloja la tensión nerviosa it eases nervous tension sin aflojar la marcha or el paso without slowing down
- 2 [familiar/colloquial] [dinero] to hand over no aflojó ni un centavo para la colecta he didn't part with o give a penny o (AmE) a cent for the collection
aflojarse v pron
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
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