unloosen


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un·loos·en

 (ŭn-lo͞o′sən)
tr.v. un·loos·ened, un·loos·en·ing, un·loos·ens
To unloose.

un•loos•en

(ʌnˈlu sən)

v.t.
to unloose; loosen.
[1400–50]

unloosen


Past participle: unloosened
Gerund: unloosening

Imperative
unloosen
unloosen
Present
I unloosen
you unloosen
he/she/it unloosens
we unloosen
you unloosen
they unloosen
Preterite
I unloosened
you unloosened
he/she/it unloosened
we unloosened
you unloosened
they unloosened
Present Continuous
I am unloosening
you are unloosening
he/she/it is unloosening
we are unloosening
you are unloosening
they are unloosening
Present Perfect
I have unloosened
you have unloosened
he/she/it has unloosened
we have unloosened
you have unloosened
they have unloosened
Past Continuous
I was unloosening
you were unloosening
he/she/it was unloosening
we were unloosening
you were unloosening
they were unloosening
Past Perfect
I had unloosened
you had unloosened
he/she/it had unloosened
we had unloosened
you had unloosened
they had unloosened
Future
I will unloosen
you will unloosen
he/she/it will unloosen
we will unloosen
you will unloosen
they will unloosen
Future Perfect
I will have unloosened
you will have unloosened
he/she/it will have unloosened
we will have unloosened
you will have unloosened
they will have unloosened
Future Continuous
I will be unloosening
you will be unloosening
he/she/it will be unloosening
we will be unloosening
you will be unloosening
they will be unloosening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unloosening
you have been unloosening
he/she/it has been unloosening
we have been unloosening
you have been unloosening
they have been unloosening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unloosening
you will have been unloosening
he/she/it will have been unloosening
we will have been unloosening
you will have been unloosening
they will have been unloosening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unloosening
you had been unloosening
he/she/it had been unloosening
we had been unloosening
you had been unloosening
they had been unloosening
Conditional
I would unloosen
you would unloosen
he/she/it would unloosen
we would unloosen
you would unloosen
they would unloosen
Past Conditional
I would have unloosened
you would have unloosened
he/she/it would have unloosened
we would have unloosened
you would have unloosened
they would have unloosened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unloosen - grant freedom tounloosen - 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.unloosen - loosen the ties ofunloosen - loosen the ties of; "unloose your sneakers"
unbrace, unlace, untie - undo the ties of; "They untied the prisoner"

unloosen

verb
To free from ties or fasteners:
References in classic literature ?
Vows are the knots which tie us to Heaven they are the cords which bind the sacrifice to the horns of the altar, and are therefore, as I said before, to be unloosened and discharged, unless our holy Mother Church shall pronounce the contrary.
Clinging to the wall with my feet and one hand, I unloosened one of the long leather straps of my trappings at the end of which dangled a great hook by which air sailors are hung to the sides and bottoms of their craft for various purposes of repair, and by means of which landing parties are lowered to the ground from the battleships.
Then one day she tired of it all and went mad-dog, and, first, to show that she as really was mad-dog, she unloosened both her boot-laces and put out her tongue east, west, north, and south.
'Coming in late from this singular talk with old Bob Murphy in his smoky, book-lined room, where the two men had each unloosened his soul to the other, with the sound of the traffic humming in his ears, and the foggy London sky slung tragically across his mind .
With hands trembling with delight, Squeers unloosened the cord; and Smike, to all appearance more dead than alive, was brought into the house and securely locked up in a cellar, until such time as Mr Squeers should deem it expedient to operate upon him, in presence of the assembled school.
Having unloosened the cravat of the man who still remained extended on the ground, she tottered towards the undertaker.
Unconscious of that, and of most things, he had left the coat so, both when he had laved his face in the river, and when he had cast himself upon the bed; though it would have been much easier to him if he had unloosened it.
With the magazine tube removed, remove the forend nut from the forend wood with a spanner wrench (a Winchester Model 12 spanner wrench works great here.) Unloosen the forend nut and remove it completely as this will now allow you to gently turn and withdraw the action bar from the forend wood.
When the women resisted, police tried to unloosen the chains on their bodies.