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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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He recommended the Central Bank to start considering loosening up of the monetary policy and stressed that the Government would defend the exchange rate and would not let the home currency depreciate.
Following the stretching program, the entire team (with perhaps the exception of the starting pitcher) should come together and begin loosening up their throwing arms.
A PENSIONER who ran the London Marathon was loosening up her aching muscles at a tap- dancing class yesterday.