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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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The Korean company has found that an adhesive with insufficient bonding strength was used during assembly - and could cause a plug securing the pinion gear to the steering gear assembly to loosen.
The apex bank said that it would further loosen policy with unconventional tools and phase out its two-week deposit facility by the end of April.
The European Central Bank (ECB) is to loosen its terms for accepting security from Greek banks to let them access more of its funding, offering the country's lenders support as both stock and bond markets fall in Athens, Reuters reported on Thursday.
M2 EQUITYBITES-October 17, 2014-ECB loosens terms to allow Greek banks to access more funding
Oil must loosens rust and corrosion formed by alkali, fruit acids, water, and electrolysis.
Vibration loosens the plug in the transmission's oil filler tube.
He said Sunday the foot is about 85 percent and usually loosens up by the second quarter of games.
Others aren't ruling it out though, especially if the FCC eventually loosens its power restrictions.