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Related to unloose: unloosened
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.
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1. to set free; release
2. to loosen or relax (a hold, grip, etc)
3. to unfasten or untie
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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.).
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Past participle: unloosed
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|Verb||1.||unloose - 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 of; "unloose your sneakers"|
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