Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To unloose.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To unloose; loosen.

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

  • transitive verb To loosen; to unloose.

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

  • verb To unloose; to loosen

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

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

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Not only that, but unloosen is actually a perfectly good, old verb; so is unloose, which turns up in Shakespeare and Sheridan and Shelley.

    Word Court

  • Not only that, but unloosen is actually a perfectly good, old verb; so is unloose, which turns up in Shakespeare and Sheridan and Shelley.

    Word Court

  • He could unloosen a fly in a hotel lobby without anyone seeing.

    New York at Twenty-Six

  • I was able to unloosen my belt and then wrap it around my hand with the thick buckle dangling by my side.

    Blue Rage, Black Redemption

  • I was able to unloosen my belt and then wrap it around my hand with the thick buckle dangling by my side.

    Blue Rage, Black Redemption

  • I was able to unloosen my belt and then wrap it around my hand with the thick buckle dangling by my side.

    Blue Rage, Black Redemption

  • I was able to unloosen my belt and then wrap it around my hand with the thick buckle dangling by my side.

    Blue Rage, Black Redemption

  • I just want to hang out with my family and friends and, you know, eat Doritos until I have to unloosen my belt.

    CNN Transcript Aug 4, 2006

  • Tony Blair, who has just been elected prime minister, realizes the monarchy is at stake if she doesn ` t unloosen that stiff upper lip.

    CNN Transcript Sep 29, 2006

  • I just want to hang out with my family and friends and, you know, eat Doritos until I have to unloosen my belt.

    CNN Transcript Jul 27, 2006

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