loosen up

Definitions of loosen up
  1. verb
    make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity
    synonyms: limber up, warm up
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    type of:
    exercise, work out
    do physical exercise
  2. verb
    become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
    synonyms: decompress, relax, slow down, unbend, unwind
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    Antonyms:
    tense, tense up
    become tense, nervous, or uneasy
    types:
    vege out, vegetate
    engage in passive relaxation
    sit back, take it easy
    settle into a comfortable sitting position
    type of:
    change state, turn
    undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
  3. verb
    become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner
    synonyms: relax
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    type of:
    act, behave, do
    behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
  4. verb
    cause to feel relaxed
    synonyms: make relaxed, relax, unlax, unstrain, unwind
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    Antonyms:
    strain, tense, tense up
    cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious
    types:
    unbend
    release from mental strain, tension, or formality
    type of:
    affect
    act physically on; have an effect upon
  5. verb
    cause to become unblocked
    synonyms: unstuff
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    Antonyms:
    block, choke up, lug, stuff
    obstruct
    types:
    unblock
    clear or remove an obstruction from
    type of:
    disengage, free
    free or remove obstruction from
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