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Synonyms for loosen-up

Verb

1. unstuff, loosen up, free, disengage
usage: cause to become unblocked; "The medicine unstuffed my nose in minutes!"
2. relax, loosen up, act, behave, do
usage: become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner; "our new colleague relaxed when he saw that we were a friendly group"
3. limber up, warm up, loosen up, exercise, work out
usage: make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity
4. relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow down, change state, turn
usage: become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"
5. relax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxed, affect
usage: cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me"
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