• WordNet 3.6
    • v unloosen loosen the ties of "unloose your sneakers"
    • v unloosen grant freedom to; free from confinement
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Unloosen To loosen; to unloose.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unloosen To unloose; loosen.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unloosen to unloose
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-,intensive) + loosen,


In literature:

This veneer had come unloosened in many places and was split up.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
I was overwhelmed by the sense of unloosened power.
"The Gate of Appreciation" by Carleton Noyes
Sobered, Le Mierre leapt to his feet, unloosened the mare and jumped on her back.
"Where Deep Seas Moan" by E. Gallienne-Robin
The sub-lieutenant was called out of the conning tower, and Alfred directed to unloosen the cords.
"The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet" by Kenneth Ward
Some of those who had been most eager to drag Brace away unloosened his bonds, and at least a hundred stood ready to defend him.
"Down the Slope" by James Otis
Society itself seemed dissolved, for every tie of private affection and of public duty was unloosened.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
But I can't unloosen de rope fur ye.
"Cudjo's Cave" by J. T. Trowbridge
Rinkey goes on sendin' Morse wireless with his teeth, and never unloosens a word.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
She clung desperately to Madge and would not unloosen her fat arms from about the girl's neck.
"Madge Morton's Trust" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
Ernst unloosened the drum from his body, and drummed for us.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
He unloosened her gas mask and shouted into her ear.
"The Brain" by Alexander Blade
They could also take off their accoutrements and unloosen their clothes at night and so get a little better rest.
"Personal Recollections of the Civil War" by James Madison Stone
Who has unloosened my tresses, As through the dark places I came?
"Contemporary Belgian Poetry" by Various
Quickly rising to his feet, he unloosened the child's arms, handed her to an old squaw, and moved rapidly away.
"If Any Man Sin" by H. A. Cody
Here was spring sitting just awake, unloosening her glittering hair, and opening her purple eyes.
"The White Peacock" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Bob struggled manfully, but the grip that had stopped the squire's runaway mare could not be unloosened.
"Ande Trembath" by Matthew Stanley Kemp
Expectantly I unloosen them.
"Behind the Scenes in Warring Germany" by Edward Lyell Fox
I placed my hand upon her heart, the bodice of her dress being already unloosened.
"Her Majesty's Minister" by William Le Queux
Oh, the delicious whirl of life again as I felt the first unloosening of the chains.
"The Secrets of a Kuttite" by Edward O. Mousley
Then came a mixture that touched the spot and unloosened the vocal powers.
"With the Battle Fleet" by Franklin Matthews

In poetry:

Uplifting, he saw all the laughing valley,
Heard the unloosened waters leaping down
Broadening over the meadows; saw the sun running
From hill to hill and glittering upon the town.
"The Unloosening" by John Freeman
And children going through the fields at morning
Saw the unloosened waters leaping down,
And broke the hazel boughs and wore the tassels
Above their eyes--a pale and shaking crown.
"The Unloosening" by John Freeman
O shade, so sedate and decorous by day, with calm countenance and
regulated pace;
But away, at night, as you fly, none looking—O then the unloosen'd
Of tears! tears! tears!
"Tears" by Walt Whitman
You lay beside me singing in the sunshine;
The rough, white fur, unloosened at the neck,
Showed the smooth skin, fair as the Almond blossoms,
On which the sun could find no flaw or fleck.
""Lost Delight"" by Laurence Hope

In news:

With a little help from me, TCM finally unloosens 'The Iron Petticoat'.
With a little help from me, TCM finally unloosens 'The Iron Petticoat '.
As he leans back in a chair, his tie unloosened, Matthew McConaughey talks admirably of another actor known for his bright blue eyes.