1. Make loose or looser (synset 200420328)
    "loosen the tension on a rope"
  2. Make less severe or strict (synset 202607993)
    "The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught"
  3. Become less severe or strict (synset 202607805)
    "The rules relaxed after the new director arrived"
  4. Disentangle and raise the fibers of (synset 201466421)
    "tease wool"
  5. Cause to become loose (synset 201287511)
    "undo the shoelace"; "untie the knot"; "loosen the necktie"
  6. Make less dense (synset 201278080)
    "loosen the soil"
  7. Become loose or looser or less tight (synset 200420090)
    "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"

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