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Antonyms for loosen uploosen up

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  1. unstuff, loosen upverb

    cause to become unblocked

    "The medicine unstuffed my nose in minutes!"

    Synonyms:
    decompress, unlax, unwind, limber up, unstuff, warm up, unbend, unstrain, make relaxed, relax, slow down

  2. relax, loosen upverb

    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:
    decompress, slow down, unbend, loosen, warm up, slacken, unlax, limber up, unstuff, loose, slack up, relax, slack, unwind, make relaxed, unstrain

  3. limber up, warm up, loosen upverb

    make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity

    Synonyms:
    decompress, unlax, warm, unwind, limber up, unstuff, warm up, unbend, limber, unstrain, make relaxed, relax, slow down

  4. relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow downverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    straighten, decompress, slow down, unbend, depressurise, loosen, disentangle, warm up, slacken, depressurize, unlax, unroll, limber up, slow, decelerate, unstuff, loose, slack up, wind off, slow up, uncompress, retard, relax, slack, unwind, make relaxed, unstrain

  5. relax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxedverb

    cause to feel relaxed

    "A hot bath always relaxes me"

    Synonyms:
    decompress, slow down, unbend, loosen, disentangle, warm up, slacken, unlax, unroll, limber up, loose, slack up, wind off, unstuff, relax, slack, unwind, make relaxed, unstrain

How to use loosen up in a sentence?

  1. Hayley Zawadzki:

    As a warm-up, it's a great way to loosen up the body, break a quick sweat, our trainers use it in circuit training as a cardio burst between strength training intervals.

  2. Hayley Zawadzki:

    As a warm-up, it’s a great way to loosen up the body, break a quick sweat, our trainers use it in circuit training as a cardio burst between strength training intervals.

  3. Famer Kobe Bryant:

    I was happy I was able to get loose a little bit, i felt like the Tin Man for a while and couldn't find any oil anywhere to loosen up these joints. I felt pretty good - it was fun and it was a good competitive game.

  4. Phil Mickelson:

    It was the first round in four months and I'll loosen up, hopefully, the way I'm playing will show in the score. But today, it just didn't.

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