In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(partially dislodge)(tooth) aflojar
- He was reaching up to loosen the collar of his shirt when he noticed his mother and younger sibling coming down the stairs.
- I was unable to loosen the tight wire, it was probably a pliant clothing hanger.
- The officer swallowed and loosened his collar slightly.
- With a last look that the door and windows were shuttered tight, I loosened my shirt.
- His fingers threaded through her tight chignon and loosened it.
- Next, he loosened the collar of his white dress shirt.
- He puts down his briefcase, loosens his collar and falls into his leather chair.
- He loosened his tie and undid the first button of his collar so he wouldn't suffocate.
- He loosened his tie and unbuttoned the first two buttons of his shirt.
- If the training collar is too tight, the pressure will not be relieved when you loosen the leash.
- One should cushion the fall, cradle the head, remove glasses, and loosen tight clothes.
- My brain slowly began to click into gear and I started thinking about loosening his collar and laying him down.
- ‘Okay, okay,’ gasped John, loosening his collar so he could get a better breath.
- The wind tried tirelessly to loosen her tight pony-tail, but only resulted in removing a few strands to hang by her ears, decorated with gold hoops.
- ‘Uh, thanks,’ Bella mumbled, trying to loosen her dress because it suddenly felt tight.
- She shook her head, before reaching up and loosening her hair free of its holder.
- She shook her head in acknowledgment, and went to Glory, loosening the tied reins.
- The girl to our right, in complementary pinks and peach colors, lifts her face as she loosens the tight black collar around her neck.
- I watched him loosen his collar, and walk over to a stool where his violin case was, open.
- To balance the tension, loosen the tightest thread first
2(make less tight)(knot/bolt/collar) aflojar(collar/knot/bolt) soltarI had to loosen my belt — tuve que aflojarme el cinturón
- she loosened her grip on the steering wheel — dejó de apretar con tanta fuerza el volante
- it loosens the bowels — tiene efecto laxante
3(make less compact)(soil) aflojar
1(knot/bolt) aflojarse(knot/bolt) soltarse
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