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loosen (sb) up

phrasal verb with loosen uk   us   /ˈluː.sən/ verb
C2 to ​start to ​feel less ​embarrassed and to ​become more ​relaxed when you are with other ​people, or to make someone ​feel like this: He ​seemedquitenervous at the ​beginning, but he ​soonloosened up. A ​gin and ​tonic will ​loosen you up.
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