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loosen

verb uk   /ˈluː.sən/ us  

loosen verb (NOT FIXED)

C2 [I or T] to (cause to) become loose: The screws holding the bed together had loosened.

loosen verb (LESS TIGHT)

[T] to make something such as your hair or a piece of clothing less tight: He loosened his tie.
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