from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To unfasten; untie.
  • transitive verb To set free from or as if from restraints.
  • transitive verb To relax.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To make loose; to loosen; to set free.
  • intransitive verb To become unfastened; to lose all connection or union.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To release from a constraint; to set free or liberate
  • verb To unfasten, untie
  • verb To disengage

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

  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
  • verb loosen the ties of


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