Definition of unloosen in English:



  • another term for unloose
    • ‘According to this one, this dark force is likely to eventually shred the power of gravity, in which case, the universe, unloosened, disappears - perhaps into some light beyond that darkness.’
    • ‘Dorian unloosened his tie, fiddling with the cuff of his shirt and checking it in the mirror.’
    • ‘Scene repeating itself with slight variations of characters (hair color more platinum than dirty blonde, tie unloosened rather than removed, girl drinking a Jolly Rancher instead of a Grape Crush, etc).’
    • ‘Gabriel slowly unloosened her towel and tossed it on the floor.’
    • ‘That helps to explain why speakers who are ready to accept words like unloosen and the like as curious but idiomatic continue to reject unpacked in its ‘full’ reading, even after centuries of common use.’
    • ‘It was too tight to unloosen anyway, but he had such hope.’