loosen / ˈlu sən /


loosen2 个定义

v. 有主动词 verb
  1. to unfasten or undo, as a bond or fetter.
  2. to make less tight; slacken or relax: to loosen one's grasp.
  3. to make less firmly fixed in place: to loosen a tooth.
v. 无主动词 verb
  1. to become loose or looser: His hold loosened. Your shoes will loosen up with wear.

loosen 近义词

v. 动词 verb



  1. After a “low” point of 26% growth in June, sales in the US have accelerated the past two months—a sign that video games continue to surge in popularity even as quarantines end and travel restrictions loosen.
  2. Together, they show that throughout the coronavirus crisis, the meatpacking industry has repeatedly turned to the agency for help beating back local public health orders and loosening regulations to keep processing lines running.
  3. Using their wealth and power in the pursuit of profits, corporations led the way in loosening the external constraints that protected workers and other stakeholders against overreaching.
  4. But, with shelter-at-home restrictions loosened so that shows can be shot in studios and on location, networks’ and streamers’ interest in programs produced exclusively remotely “has absolutely cooled off,” said one producer.
  5. The men’s suit business has been in decline for years in the US, thanks to the century-long trend of clothes getting more casual and even the most conservative office places loosening up dress codes.
  6. Two years later, he had released all Soviet dissidents from prison and was beginning to loosen the reins on Soviet bloc countries.
  7. Not even the knowledge gleaned from all the books in the world can loosen the grasp of human sadness.
  8. Add a dash of milk to loosen, although you want the mixture thick.
  9. Past attempts to loosen the grip of taxi cartels have been thwarted by the industry.
  10. Spurred by this success, Austin and Benedetto plan to loosen control over the guest list even more for future events.
  11. With great deliberation and much formality Wu-pom Nai proceeded to loosen the boy's heavy plaits of hair.
  12. Nothing is more annoying than to have the hair loosen or the head-dress fall off in a crowded ball room.
  13. They learned to loosen the bark of a tree without breaking it except along one edge.
  14. If thus used two or three days in succession it will effectually loosen tartar, even of long standing.
  15. Inside it was a clock, which could be set to run a certain time and then loosen a sort of gunlock.