American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To unfasten; untie.
- v. To set free from or as if from restraints.
- v. To relax: unloosed my grip on the handlebars.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make loose; to loosen; to set free.
- v. To become unfastened; to lose all connection or union.
- v. grant freedom to; free from confinement
- v. loosen the ties of
“If there is a vulture whose claws are hard to unloose from the vitals of the spirit, I think it is jealousy.”
“Mr. Baxter makes an acute connection between meanness and the raw pleasure it can unloose.”
“The tail hairs are well-rooted, so it takes as many as a dozen firm tugs to unloose them.”
“She oozes over the crunk fireworks display that is "Ribbon" (my personal favorite), "You make me feel so unloose.”
““It is unbelievable what happens when you unloose fear,” he said.”
“If they would just unloose her ankles, perhaps she could make a run for it.”
“He has, until this point, been so softly spoken, so benign-looking with his white hair and white beard, that it's easy to forget the power he's able to unloose onstage.”
“Any other solution may unloose forces that would complicate prospects of international order.71”
“It is the Linchpin that would unloose the entire torrent of shocking and awful truth about our government, and who really "OWNS" us.”
“A woman who walks bare-headed through the streets of most Islamic countries would be considered sinful, but before we shake our heads, consider Hawthorne's novel "The Scarlet Letter," in which the sinful heroine, Hester Prynne, must run into the forest to take off her cap and unloose her hair in the sun.”
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