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To loosen or tighten - thesaurus

Synonyms

loosen

verb

to become or make something less firmly fixed in position

unloose

verb

literary to untie something, or to make it looser

unwind

verb

to become straighter or looser after being wrapped around something else, or to make something do this

slacken

verb

to become looser, or to make something looser

relax

verb

to become less tight and more comfortable

slip

verb

to become free, or to no longer be held by something

tighten

verb

to pull something such as a rope or a belt until it is straighter or until it fits more tightly around something

stretch

verb

to pull something so that it becomes smooth, straight, and tight

tauten

verb

to become firm or tight, or to make something firm or tight

tighten

verb

if something such as a rope or a chain tightens, it becomes straighter or it fits more tightly around something

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cinch

verb

to pull something such as a belt tightly around something

loosen

verb

to become or make something less tightly fastened

take/pick up the slack

to pull a rope so that it is no longer loose

tighten

verb

to turn something such as a screw or a cover until it is tight and you cannot turn it any more

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