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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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I suspect that not even Long Island's entire annual production of Ice Tea is going to loosen tongues this time.
ATUTOR has started Welsh classes in a pub, saying there is nothing like alcohol to loosen tongues.