unloose


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un·loose

 (ŭn-lo͞os′)
tr.v. un·loosed, un·loos·ing, un·loos·es
1. To unfasten; untie.
2. To set free from or as if from restraints.
3. To relax: unloosed my grip on the handlebars.

unloose

(ʌnˈluːs) or

unloosen

vb (tr)
1. to set free; release
2. to loosen or relax (a hold, grip, etc)
3. to unfasten or untie

un•loose

(ʌnˈlus)

v.t. -loosed, -loos•ing.
1. to loosen or relax (the grasp, hold, fingers, etc.).
2. to let loose or set free; free from restraint.
3. to undo or untie (a fastening, knot, bond, etc.).
[1325–75]

unloose


Past participle: unloosed
Gerund: unloosing

Imperative
unloose
unloose
Present
I unloose
you unloose
he/she/it unlooses
we unloose
you unloose
they unloose
Preterite
I unloosed
you unloosed
he/she/it unloosed
we unloosed
you unloosed
they unloosed
Present Continuous
I am unloosing
you are unloosing
he/she/it is unloosing
we are unloosing
you are unloosing
they are unloosing
Present Perfect
I have unloosed
you have unloosed
he/she/it has unloosed
we have unloosed
you have unloosed
they have unloosed
Past Continuous
I was unloosing
you were unloosing
he/she/it was unloosing
we were unloosing
you were unloosing
they were unloosing
Past Perfect
I had unloosed
you had unloosed
he/she/it had unloosed
we had unloosed
you had unloosed
they had unloosed
Future
I will unloose
you will unloose
he/she/it will unloose
we will unloose
you will unloose
they will unloose
Future Perfect
I will have unloosed
you will have unloosed
he/she/it will have unloosed
we will have unloosed
you will have unloosed
they will have unloosed
Future Continuous
I will be unloosing
you will be unloosing
he/she/it will be unloosing
we will be unloosing
you will be unloosing
they will be unloosing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unloosing
you have been unloosing
he/she/it has been unloosing
we have been unloosing
you have been unloosing
they have been unloosing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unloosing
you will have been unloosing
he/she/it will have been unloosing
we will have been unloosing
you will have been unloosing
they will have been unloosing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unloosing
you had been unloosing
he/she/it had been unloosing
we had been unloosing
you had been unloosing
they had been unloosing
Conditional
I would unloose
you would unloose
he/she/it would unloose
we would unloose
you would unloose
they would unloose
Past Conditional
I would have unloosed
you would have unloosed
he/she/it would have unloosed
we would have unloosed
you would have unloosed
they would have unloosed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unloose - grant freedom tounloose - grant freedom to; free from confinement
unspell - release from a spell
unchain - make free
bail - release after a security has been paid
run - set animals loose to graze
bail out - free on bail
parole - release a criminal from detention and place him on parole; "The prisoner was paroled after serving 10 years in prison"
2.unloose - loosen the ties ofunloose - loosen the ties of; "unloose your sneakers"
unbrace, unlace, untie - undo the ties of; "They untied the prisoner"

unloose

verb
To free from ties or fasteners:
Translations

unloose

[ˈʌnˈluːs] unloosen [ˈʌnˈluːsn] VTaflojar, soltar

unloose

vt
(also unloosen) knot, grasp, hairlösen; rope, chainslösen, losmachen
prisonerlosbinden; doglosmachen, loslassen

unloose

[ʌnˈluːs] unloosen [ʌnˈluːsn] vt (hair) → sciogliere; (knot) → slegare, sciogliere
References in classic literature ?
He voluntarily tied that tongue which Claude Frollo had taken so much pains to unloose.
On a slanting stone lay a drowned man, naked, swollen, purple; clasping the fragment of a broken bush with a grip which death had so petrified that human strength could not unloose it--mute witness of the last despairing effort to save the life that was doomed beyond all help.
He hobbled their feet with hobbles of gold which none could either unloose or break, so that they might stay there in that place until their lord should return.
Thus, then, did these two devise a knot of war and battle, that none could unloose or break, and set both sides tugging at it, to the failing of men's knees beneath them.
His act seemed to unloose a thousand devils in the hairy creature clinging to his throat.
This enables you easily to unloose the lasso, which then becomes harmless.
If you know aught of locks, you will know that the mechanism which this unlooses is beyond the cunning of a picker of locks.
Those that much covet are with gain so fond, For what they have not, that which they possess They scatter and unloose it from their bond, And so, by hoping more, they have but less; Or, gaining more, the profit of excess Is but to surfeit, and such griefs sustain, That they prove bankrupt in this poor rich gain.
Just as the ability to unloose its foot soldiers in an election campaign conveys access to union leaders.
Plant spacious parks in your cities, and unloose their gates as wide as the gates of morning to the whole people.
My comrades refused to unloose the knot which bound me to them .