loosen up

Primary Meanings of loosen up

1.
v
make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity
2.
v
cause to become unblocked
Full Definitions of loosen up
1

v make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity

Synonyms:
limber up, warm up
Type of:
exercise, work out
do physical exercise

v become less tense, rest, or take one's ease

Synonyms:
decompress, relax, slow down, unbend, unwind
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

v become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner

Synonyms:
relax
Type of:
act, behave, do
behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

v cause to feel relaxed

Synonyms:
make relaxed, relax, unlax, unstrain, unwind
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
2

v cause to become unblocked

Synonyms:
unstuff
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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