loosen up

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Old Norse leysa upp (loosen up).

Verb[edit]

loosen up (third-person singular simple present loosens up, present participle loosening up, simple past and past participle loosened up)

  1. (intransitive) To become loose; to loosen; to relax (a muscle, etc.).
  2. (colloquial) To relax; to act less seriously.