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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of loosen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. having constraints removed.
- adj. straightened out; untangled.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. straightened out
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Their hut stood at the end of the village, beyond it spread the bleak moor, now all white and silent; but that moor had once been a forest, great roots of old trees were still to be found in it, loosened from the soil and laid bare by the winds and rains.
It will be a mortal blow if there is a single palm missing on Monte Chiaro or if a single stone has loosened from the town wall.
Then he had discovered that big stones had loosened from the dome just over the image.
Golden as the earliest leaf loosened from the spray,
Unyoked from bondage, loosened from the world, katakiccā
He shook his head, and without a word loosened the girths of his horse and took off the bridle.
He drew it halfway from its scabbard, then put it back and set the scabbard gently back in place, the sword loosened, hilt ready to hand.
Slowly the sword loosened, came forth from the slit in which it had been set.
You can reason with a mastiff, take a bull by surprise, fascinate a snake, frighten a tiger, mollify a lion; but there is no resource with the monster known as a loosened gun.
In anticipation of the event, I've "loosened" a part of my cone exhibit A, above.