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loosen

(lo͞o′sən)
v. loos·ened, loos·ening, loos·ens
v.tr.
1. To make looser or less tight: loosened his tie; loosened her grip on the rope.
2. To free (the bowels) from constipation.
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Panelists scheduled to participate include German winegrowers Ernst Loosen, Katharina Prum, Philipp Wittmann, Nik Weis, Carl Von Schubert and Fritz Hasselbach, Alsace winegrower Maurice Barthelme, Australian producers Judi Cullam and Louisa Rose, New Zealand producer Josh Scott, Oregon winemaker Harry Peterson Nedry, Washington winemaker Nicolas Quille, New York producers Frederick Frank and Dave Breeden, Michigan producer Sean O'Keefe, Ontario winemaker Angelo Pavan, Okanagan winemaker Grant Stanley, Chateau Ste.
Whether Loosen My Load runs again afterwards depends on the result, with De Bromhead adding: "The main thing is that he jumps round safely.
He's shy at first but loosens up once he feels comfortable around people.
To loosen the mechanical stop, push the T&E housing until contact is made with the stop.
PK) has urged China to further loosen its monetary policy if the pace of foreign exchange purchases slowed, and revenue from land sales declined further, Dow Jones has reported, citing Caijing magazine.
When you add all that to the temperature changes that come from the engine heating up and cooling down, it's no wonder the radiator filler neck bolts on some MLRS carriers are starting to loosen.
EL SEGUNDO - Mattel's Fisher-Price division will provide replacement parts for 54,500 child car seats because of a strap adjuster that may loosen, providing less-than-adequate protection in a crash, a spokesperson said Thursday.
So, LOOSEN OR OPEN THE FASTENERS ON YOUR PARKA AND TROUSERS TO GET SOME VENTILATION.
Clinton could determine whether they press ahead or say, you know, maybe we should loosen up.
Field knowledge and extensive testing confirm that "F" Connectors loosen over time.
You can also tap it lightly against your hand to loosen as much dirt and sand as possible.
I think we should loosen up and go out and show we're as good a team as we're expected to be, instead of being afraid we're going to disprove that.