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Meaning of LOOSEN UP

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  1. [v]  cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me"
  2. [v]  become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"
  3. [v]  prepare for strenuous physical activity
  4. [v]  cause to become unblocked; "The medicine unstuffed my nose in minutes!"
  5. [v]  become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner; "our new colleague relaxed when he saw that we were a friendly group"
 Synonyms: limber up, make relaxed, relax, relax, unlax, unstrain, unstuff, unwind, warm up
 Antonyms: block, choke up, lug, strain, stuff, tense, tense up
 See Also: act, affect, behave, change state, decompress, disengage, do, exercise, free, loosen up, sit back, slow down, take it easy, turn, unbend, vege out, vegetate, work out



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: amuse, beguile, beguile the time, convulse, delight, divert, drown care, ease off, enliven, entertain, exhilarate, fracture one, have a ball, have fun, kill, kill time, knock dead, laugh it up, live it up, raise a laugh, raise a smile, recreate, refresh, regale, relax, slay, solace, tickle, titillate, unbend, unlax, unwind, wow