from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To unfasten; untie.
- transitive v. To set free from or as if from restraints.
- transitive v. To relax: unloosed my grip on the handlebars.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To release from a constraint; to set free or liberate
- v. To unfasten, untie
- v. To disengage
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make loose; to loosen; to set free.
- intransitive v. To become unfastened; to lose all connection or union.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To loose; unfasten; untie; undo; unravel.
- To let go or free from hold or fastening; unbind from bonds, fetters, cords, or the like; set at liberty; release.
- To become unfastened; fall in pieces; lose all connection or union.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. grant freedom to; free from confinement
- v. loosen the ties of
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