Definitions for: Unbend


[v] release from mental strain, tension, or formality; "unbend the mind from absorbing too much information"
[v] become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"
[v] make less tight; "relax the tension on the rope"
[v] free from flexure, as of a bow
[v] unfasten, as a sail, from a spar or a stay
[v] straighten up or out; make straight



Webster (1913) Definition: Un*bend", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Unbent; p. pr. & vb. n.
Unbending.] [1st pref. un- + bend.]
1. To free from flexure; to make, or allow to become,
straight; to loosen; as, to unbend a bow.

2. A remit from a strain or from exertion; to set at ease for
a time; to relax; as, to unbend the mind from study or
care.

You do unbend your noble strength. --Shak.

3. (Naut.)
(a) To unfasten, as sails, from the spars or stays to
which they are attached for use.
(b) To cast loose or untie, as a rope.


Un*bend", v. i.
1. To cease to be bent; to become straight or relaxed.

2. To relax in exertion, attention, severity, or the like;
hence, to indulge in mirth or amusement.

Synonyms: decompress, relax, slow down, straighten

Antonyms: bend, bend, deform, flex, tense, tense up, turn, twist

See Also: change posture, change state, loose, loosen, loosen up, make relaxed, relax, sit back, straighten, straighten out, take it easy, turn, unbrace, unfasten, unlax, unstrain, unwind, vege out, vegetate

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