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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of loosen.

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Examples

  • When Hume's "judicious spectator" determines what is right and wrong, she fixes on some "steady and general" point of view and "loosens" herself from her actual feelings and interests.

    Moral Character

  • So when you have the sun shining during the day it kind of loosens things a little, it was a little melting happening, and then those gusty winds that are coming in.

    CNN Transcript Jan 6, 2007

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That kind of loosens you up for this?

    CNN Transcript Oct 20, 2006

  • WALTON (on camera): That kind of loosens you up for this?

    CNN Transcript Oct 20, 2006

  • That's true, but it kind of loosens her up a little bit, potentially.

    CNN Transcript Sep 28, 2006

  • The only real help comes when the talker herself recognizes the strain of her talk and "loosens" into silence.

    Nerves and Common Sense

  • "loosens" traumatic memories held either by the body without conscious awareness, or stored in our brains's trauma sector (the amygdala) where their reactivation can be stimulated by sights sound and smells associated with the original trauma.

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  • "loosens" traumatic memories held either by the body without conscious awareness, or stored in our brains's trauma sector (the amygdala) where their reactivation can be stimulated by sights sound and smells associated with the original trauma.

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  • This circus shakes and loosens our stillness, inviting us to move more freely toward an ecstatic union with the love of all loves.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • When Jack Kevin Adams, a shambling, aging gent in a ratty gray suit, practically stumbles into a tale about fairy lore in this neck of the woods, it loosens something in the group.

    Theater review: 'The Weir' presented by Keegan Theatre

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