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Relax Definition

(verb)

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make less taut


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relax the tension on the rope

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(verb)

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become less tense, rest, or take one's ease


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He relaxed in the hot tub

Let's all relax after a hard day's work

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(verb)

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become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner


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our new colleague relaxed when he saw that we were a friendly group

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(verb)

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make less active or fast


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Don't relax your efforts now

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(verb)

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make less severe or strict


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The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught

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(verb)

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cause to feel relaxed


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A hot bath always relaxes me

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(verb)

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become loose or looser or less tight


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the rope relaxed

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(verb)

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become less severe or strict


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The rules relaxed after the new director arrived

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