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Focail chosúla: loose · loosened · loosener · loosely · chosen · goose · lessen · looker · looped · loose end
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loosen

verb
phrases
verb
1 verb make less strict TRANSITIVEmaolaigh verb  c m uhe decided to loosen restrictions shocraigh sé na srianta a mhaolúthey loosened security laghdaigh siad an tslándáilto loosen a law dlí a dhéanamh níos scaoilte 2 verb relax (grip etc) TRANSITIVEscaoil verb  c m ubog verb  c m ushe loosened her grip on the rope scaoil sí an greim a bhí aici ar an rópa, bhog sí a greim ar an rópa
Taispeáin iontráil iomlán 
3 verb make (screw etc) less tight TRANSITIVEscaoil verb  c m ubog verb  c m uhe loosened the two screws a bit scaoil sé an dá scriú rud beagthe blow loosened his front teeth bogadh a chuid fiacla tosaigh leis an mbuille, d'fhág an buille a chuid fiacla tosaigh ar bogadh 4 verb (of screw etc) become less tight INTRANSITIVEéirigh scaoilte PhrVscaoil verb  c m uthe bolt loosened d'éirigh an bolta scaoilte, scaoil an bolta 5 verb make (knot) less firmly tied TRANSITIVEscaoil verb  c m ubog verb  c m ushe loosened her laces scaoil sí a cuid iallachato loosen a knot snaidhm a scaoileadh 6 verb (of knot) become less firmly tied INTRANSITIVEéirigh scaoilte PhrVscaoil verb  c m ubog verb  c m uthe strap loosened scaoil an strapa , d'éirigh an strapa scaoilte 7 verb make (connection) weaker TRANSITIVEscaoil verb  c m uthey loosened the ties with England scaoil siad an ceangal a bhí acu le Sasana 8 verb cause (substance) to be released TRANSITIVEscaoil verb  c m ushake the mat to loosen the dirt croith an mata leis an salachar a scaoileadh 9 verb partly undo (clothing) TRANSITIVEscaoil verb  c m uhe loosened his collar scaoil sé a bhóna 10 verb cause (sth) to fit less tightly TRANSITIVEscaoil verb  c m ubog verb  c m uyou can loosen the peel in hot water féadfaidh tú an craiceann a bhogadh in uisce te 11 verb HORT make (soil etc) less compact TRANSITIVEscaoil verb  c m ubog verb  c m uhe loosened the soil bhog sé an chré
phrases

to loosen the bowels

(also

to loosen sb's bowels

) MEDscaoilto loosen the bowels na putóga a scaoileadh, na hinní a scaoileadh

to loosen your grip on sth

(also

to loosen sb's grip on sth

) she's loosening her grip on the company tá sí ag scaoileadh leis an ngreim atá aici ar an gcomhlacht

to loosen sb's tongue

(also

to loosen the tongue

) duine a chur ag caintduine a bhogadhdrink loosens the tongue sceitheann fíon fírinne