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  • verb intransitive to become loose; to loosen
  • verb colloquial to relax, act less seriously.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner
  • verb make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity
  • verb cause to feel relaxed
  • verb cause to become unblocked
  • verb become less tense, rest, or take one's ease


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