His EPA moved to loosen clean-air rules near national parks.
The savage violence, the large-scale death and maiming of World War II were just beginning to loosen up social mores a la Mad Men.
But the shift signaled more than a desire to loosen up and have fun.
It was time to loosen these constraints, let the plot freely borrow from whatever genre it pleased: adventure, Bollywood, fantasy.
Two years later, he had released all Soviet dissidents from prison and was beginning to loosen the reins on Soviet bloc countries.
This softens the corn to such a degree, as to loosen and wholly remove it in two or three days.
My arms have starved for you so—do you think they're going to loosen now?
Before that happens, though, push the rope in that hole a little to loosen it so I can catch hold of the stick with the parasol.
He appears to be able to loosen that force in his own presence; I can only do it at a distance.
I am obliged to excavate a language—to loosen up its materials, then hoist them with a derrick.