French translation of 'loosening'
- [of controls, regulations]
Example Sentences Including 'loosening'
Getting a bit of perspective helped, I thought, as I gazed at the loosening wallpaper and remembered my bank balance.SOMEBODY (2002)
She gets up and stretches, jumps up and down, loosening her limbs.SEA MUSIC (2003)
There was that welcome lassitude creeping up his body now, loosening his limbs.Dreams of Innocence
Trends of 'loosening'
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- [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
Translation of loosening from the Collins English to French Dictionary