loosen up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “loosen up” in the English Dictionary

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loosen up

to ​stretchyourmuscles, esp. by doing ​specialexercises before a hard ​physicalactivity: He always ​spent 20 ​minutesloosening up before going for his ​morningrun. loosen up To ​loosen up is also to ​relax, esp. after being ​nervous: She was ​nervous at the ​beginning of the ​interview but ​loosened up after a while.
(Definition of loosen up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “loosen up”
in Turkish gevşe(t)mek, yumuşa(t)mak, sakinleş(tir)mek…
in Russian расслабиться…
in Polish rozluźnić (się)…
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