Definition of loosen


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • loosen is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 6 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • loosen is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 8 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of loosen

  • make loose or looser (verb)

    Examples

    1. loosen the tension on a rope

    Synonyms

    1. loose

  • disentangle and raise the fibers of (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. tease
    2. tease apart

  • make less severe or strict (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. relax

  • cause to become loose (verb)

    Examples

    1. loosen the necktie

    Synonyms

    1. undo
    2. untie

  • become loose or looser or less tight (verb)

    Examples

    1. The noose loosened

    Synonyms

    1. loose
    2. relax

  • become less severe or strict (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. relax

  • make less dense (verb)

    Examples

    1. loosen the soil

See definition of loosen in Merriam Webster