Definitions for: Loosen Up


[v] cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me"
[v] 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"
[v] prepare for strenuous physical activity
[v] cause to become unblocked; "The medicine unstuffed my nose in minutes!"
[v] 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"



Synonyms: limber up, make relaxed, relax, relax, unlax, unstrain, unstuff, unwind, warm up

Antonyms: block, choke up, lug, strain, stuff, tense, tense up

See Also: act, affect, behave, change state, decompress, disengage, do, exercise, free, loosen up, sit back, slow down, take it easy, turn, unbend, vege out, vegetate, work out

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