French translation of 'loosen'
- [screw, bolt]
- [clothes, tie, belt]
to loosen one's grip on sth (= hold less tightly)
relâcher sa prise sur qch(= relinquish control of)
⇒ He loosened his grip on her and she wriggled free.
Il relâcha son étreinte et elle se libéra en se tortillant.
relâcher son emprise sur qch
⇒ He refused to loosen his grip on power.
Il refusa de lâcher les rênes du pouvoir.
- [restrictions, laws]
to loosen sb's tongue
délier la langue à qn
Example Sentences Including 'loosen'
They waited for Janie to return, hoping a glass of orange drink might loosen them up.Death of an Unknown Man
She held the dress up for their inspection, giving it a shake to loosen the folds of the fabric.THE GOLDEN FOOL: Book Two of the Tawny Man (2002)
We had been occupied since `45, but when Stalin died in `53 we saw Russian oppression slowly loosen its hold.The Quest for K
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Translation of loosen from the Collins English to French Dictionary