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unloose

[uhn-loos] /ʌnˈlus/
verb (used with object), unloosed, unloosing.
1.
to loosen or relax (the grasp, hold, fingers, etc.).
2.
to let loose or set free; free from restraint.
3.
to undo or untie (a fastening, knot, etc.); unfasten.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English unloosen; see un-2, loose
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  • It is godlike to unloose the spirit, and forget yourself in thought.
  • Those who have there seen night unloose her leash of stars have, seen lilies aflame in parterres of indigo.
British Dictionary definitions for unloose

unloose

/ʌnˈluːs/
verb (transitive)
1.
to set free; release
2.
to loosen or relax (a hold, grip, etc)
3.
to unfasten or untie
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Word Origin and History for unloose
v.

late 14c., "to set free," from un- (2), used here emphatically, + loose. Related: Unloosed; unloosing.

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