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loosen

US [ˈlus(ə)n]
UK [ˈluːs(ə)n]
  • v.松开;解开;松散;变松
  • Web放松;松驰;解除
Simple Present:loosens  Present Participle:loosening  Past Tense:loosened  
loosen
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v.
1.
[t][i]
~ (sth)
(使)放松,变松to make sth less tight or firmly fixed; to become less tight or firmly fixed
First loosen the nuts, then take off the wheel.
先松开螺母,然后卸下车轮。
The rope holding the boat loosened.
系船的绳子松了。
2.
[t]
~ sth
解开,松开(衣服、头发等)to make a piece of clothing, hair, etc. loose, when it has been tied or fastened
3.
[t]
~ your hands, hold, etc.
松开,放开(手等)to hold sb/sth less tightly
He loosened his grip and let her go.
他松手放开了她。
The military regime has not loosened its hold on power.
军事政权尚未放松对权力的控制。
4.
[t]
~ sth
(使)变弱,松散,疏远to make sth weaker or less controlled than before
The party has loosened its links with big business.
这个政党与大企业的关系疏远了。

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