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looh suh ning

  • n  an occurrence of control or strength weakening
    the loosening of his grip
  • n  the act of making something less tight
  • v  make loose or looser
  • v  make less severe or strict
  • v  become less severe or strict
  • v  disentangle and raise the fibers of
  • v  cause to become loose
  • v  make less dense
  • v  become loose or looser or less tight

  • Mao's death left a power vacuum that resulted in a loosening of control by the government.
  • They include eliminating a five-year waiting period for new, legal immigrant children and mothers to enroll in the program, slightly loosening identity requirements, and in some .
  • Arguing against loosening sanctions against Cuba last year, DeLay warned that Fidel Castro "will take the money.
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  • Assembly passes state budget after Dems offer no amendments
    Assembly leaders had planned on eight hours of debate on the budget Wednesday but it wasn’t needed after Democrats decided to offer no amendments on the floor. The vote passed 55-42. Republicans passed a technical amendment that made a few changes to the budget including not capping a property tax credit program for veterans, delaying the loosening of requirements for high-capacity wells, and ...
    June 19, 2013 - WISC-TV Madison
  • Republicans negotiate changes to Wisconsin budget
    Republicans privately negotiated a series of last-minute changes to the Wisconsin budget Tuesday designed to smooth its passage, including removing a cap on a popular tax credit program for disabled veterans and delaying the loosening of requirements for high-capacity wells.
    June 19, 2013 - The Janesville Gazette
  • Food aid that works
    OUR OPINION: Loosening U.S. shipping and growing requirements would deliver more food to hungry people in nations in crisis
    June 18, 2013 - Miami Herald

  • Nate Washington in The Associated Press
    Coach Dinger has done a great job of loosening the reins on us a little bit and letting us have free will out there,Washington said.
  • Alan Greenspan in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
    -September 2007: "I was aware that the loosening of mortgage credit terms for subprime borrowers increased financial risk. But I believed then, as now, that the benefits of broadened home ownership are worth the risk," Greenspan wrote in his...
  • Kevin Martin in FOXNews
    Martin said his proposal represented "a relatively minor loosening" of the cross-ownership rule.

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