Loosen
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To make loose; to free from tightness, tension, firmness, or fixedness; to make less dense or compact; as, to loosen a string, or a knot; to loosen a rock in the earth.

2. (v. t.) To free from restraint; to set at liberty..

3. (v. t.) To remove costiveness from; to facilitate or increase the alvine discharges of.

4. (v. i.) To become loose; to become less tight, firm, or compact.

Greek
447. aniemi -- to send up, produce, send back
... send up, produce, send back. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: aniemi Phonetic
Spelling: (an-ee'-ay-mee) Short Definition: I let go, loosen, release, give up ...
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2647. kataluo -- to destroy, overthrow
... kataluo Phonetic Spelling: (kat-al-oo'-o) Short Definition: I break up, overthrow,
unharness, find a lodging Definition: (lit: I loosen thoroughly), (a) trans ...
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3083. lutron -- a ransom
... ransom. From luo; something to loosen with, ie A redemption price (figuratively,
atonement) -- ransom. see GREEK luo. (lutron) -- 2 Occurrences. 3082, 3083. ...
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3089. luo -- to loose, to release, to dissolve
... break up, dissolve, loose. A primary verb; to "loosen" (literally or figuratively) --
break (up), destroy, dissolve, (un-)loose, melt, put off. ...
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5465. chalao -- to slacken
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: chalao Phonetic Spelling: (khal-ah'-o) Short
Definition: I let down, lower Definition: I let down, lower, slacken, loosen ...
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3886. paraluo -- to loose from the side
... From para and luo; to loosen beside, ie Relax (perfect passive participle, paralyzed
or enfeebled) -- feeble, sick of the (taken with) palsy. see GREEK para. ...
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3935. pariemi -- to pass by or over, to relax
... Spelling: (par-ee'-ay-mi) Short Definition: I neglect, omit, slacken Definition:
(a) I let pass, neglect, omit, disregard, (b) I slacken, loosen; pass: I am ...
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Strong's Hebrew
8271. shera -- to loosen, abide
... 8270, 8271. shera. 8272 . to loosen, abide. Transliteration: shera Phonetic
Spelling: (sher-ay') Short Definition: began. Word Origin ...
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6605a. pathach -- to open
... Word Usage allow (1), break forth (1), deprive (1), drawn (2), express (1), free
(1), freeing (1), freely open (2), loose (3), loosed (4), loosen (2), loosens ...
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5800. azab -- to leave, forsake, loose
... commit self, fail, forsake, fortify, help, leave destitute, off, refuse,
A primitive root; to loosen, ie Relinquish, permit, etc. ...
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6605. pathach -- to open
... A primitive root; to open wide (literally or figuratively); specifically, to loosen,
begin, plough, carve -- appear, break forth, draw (out), let go free, (en ...
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6544. para' -- let go, let alone
... A primitive root; to loosen; by implication, to expose, dismiss; figuratively, absolve,
begin -- avenge, avoid, bare, go back, let, (make) naked, set at nought ...
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Library

The Assertion of the Novatians that they Refuse Communion Only to ...
... side, by both retaining and remitting sin; heresy is on the one side cruel, and
on the other disobedient; wishes to bind what it will not loosen, and will not ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter ii the assertion of.htm

To Stefano Maconi
... "Cut the bonds that hold thee, and do not merely loosen them," she wrote in one
of the first letters to Stefano that we possess: "Resist no longer the Holy ...
/.../benincasa/letters of catherine benincasa/to stefano maconi.htm

The Worst Things Work for Good to the Godly
... When you dig away the earth from the root of a tree, it is to loosen the tree from
the earth: so God digs away our earthly comforts to loosen our hearts from ...
//christianbookshelf.org/watson/a divine cordial/the worst things work for.htm

Letter v. Yes, My Dear Friend, it is My Conviction that in all ...
... generation to generation. Who shall dare dissolve or loosen this holy bond,
this divine reciprocality, of Faith and Scripture? Who shall ...
/.../coleridge/confessions of an inquiring spirit etc/letter v yes my dear.htm

Parental Duty.
... Consider their feelings and show them respect, remembering that they have rights
upon which you must not intrude; but never loosen the reigns of home government ...
/.../byrum/the value of a praying mother/chapter xxvi parental duty.htm

Five Outlets of Power.
... Your best may not be the best, but if it be your best it will bring a harvest. Fourth:
through our money, what we do not keep, but loosen out for God. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/gordon/quiet talks on prayer/five outlets of power.htm

In the Quarrel Earlier Alluded to Between the Energetic ...
... The Tory sometimes talks as if he wanted to tighten the domestic bonds that do not
exist; the Socialist as if he wanted to loosen the bonds that do not bind ...
/.../chesterton/whats wrong with the world/chapter 44 in the quarrel.htm

The Heart-Strings of God.
... The fibre of the heart"God's heart"is made of too strong stuff to loosen or wear
out or snap. Love never faileth. It can't; because it's love. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks on johns gospel/the heart-strings of god.htm

No Man Hath Seen God at any Time; the Only Son...
... and said unto them, I baptize you with water; there cometh one after me who is stronger
than I, the latchets of whose shoes I am not worthy to loosen; he will ...
/.../hogg/the diatessaron of tatian/section iv no man hath.htm

"The Lord Hath Need of Him. " Mark xi, 3
... the lame man leap as the hart" that finds the stream it needs, and the "dumb shall
sing," for this living water shall quench his thirst, and loosen his dried ...
//christianbookshelf.org/champness/broken bread/viii the lord hath need.htm

Thesaurus
Loosen (8 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To make loose; to free from tightness, tension, firmness, or fixedness;
to make less dense or compact; as, to loosen a string, or a knot; to loosen a ...
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Untie (10 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To loosen, as something interlaced or
knotted; to disengage the parts of; as, to untie a knot. ...
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Worthy (92 Occurrences)
... Mark 1:7 He preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong
of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and loosen. ...
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Thongs (7 Occurrences)
... Mark 1:7 He preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong
of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and loosen. (See NIV). ...
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Relax (5 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) To make lax or loose; to make less close, firm, rigid, tense, or the like;
to slacken; to loosen; to open; as, to relax a rope or cord; to relax the ...
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Dig (24 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To turn up, or delve in, (earth) with a spade or a hoe; to open, loosen,
or break up (the soil) with a spade, or other sharp instrument; to pierce, open ...
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Mightier (21 Occurrences)
... Mark 1:7 He preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong
of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and loosen. ...
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Powerful (93 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Mark 1:7 He preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than
I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and loosen. ...
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Sandals (30 Occurrences)
... Mark 1:7 He preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong
of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and loosen. ...
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Break (257 Occurrences)
... the fall of the oppressor); nir = "to glisten," "gleam" (as of a fresh furrow)
(Jeremiah 4:3 Hosea 10:12); pathach = "to open wide," "loosen," "have vent ...
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Concordance
Loosen (8 Occurrences)

Mark 1:7
He preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and loosen.
(WEB)

Luke 3:16
John answered them all, "I indeed baptize you with water, but he comes who is mightier than I, the latchet of whose sandals I am not worthy to loosen. He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire,
(WEB)

John 1:27
He is the one who comes after me, who is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I'm not worthy to loosen."
(WEB)

Exodus 23:5
If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under its burden, beware of leaving it to him: thou shalt certainly loosen it with him.
(DBY)

Numbers 5:18
And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and let the hair of the woman's head go loose, and put the meal-offering of memorial in her hands, which is the meal-offering of jealousy; and the priest shall have in his hand the water of bitterness that causeth the curse.
(See NIV)

Job 38:31
"Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loosen the cords of Orion?
(WEB DBY)

Isaiah 20:2
at that time Yahweh spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, "Go, and loosen the sackcloth from off your waist, and take your shoes from off your feet." He did so, walking naked and barefoot.
(WEB NAS)

Jeremiah 17:4
You, even of yourself, shall discontinue from your heritage that I gave you; and I will cause you to serve your enemies in the land which you don't know: for you have kindled a fire in my anger which shall burn forever.
(See RSV)

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