Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb loosen_up

5 senses of loosen up

Sense 1
unstuff, loosen up -- (cause to become unblocked; "The medicine unstuffed my nose in minutes!")
       => free, disengage -- (free or remove obstruction from; "free a path across the cluttered floor")

Sense 2
relax, loosen up -- (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")
       => act, behave, do -- (behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people")

Sense 3
limber up, warm up, loosen up -- (make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity)
       => exercise, work out -- (do physical exercise; "She works out in the gym every day")

Sense 4
relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow down -- (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")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Sense 5
relax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxed -- (cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me")
       => affect -- (act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate")

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