Translation of loosen in Spanish:

loosen

aflojar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈluːs(ə)n//ˈlus(ə)n/

transitive verb

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    (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
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    (make less tight)
    (knot/bolt/collar) aflojar
    (collar/knot/bolt) soltar
    I 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
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    (make less compact)
    (soil) aflojar

intransitive verb

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    (knot/bolt) aflojarse
    (knot/bolt) soltarse