- 1. straighten, unbend, change posture
- usage: straighten up or out; make straight
- 2. unbend, unfasten
- usage: unfasten, as a sail, from a spar or a stay
- 3. unbend, straighten, straighten out
- usage: free from flexure; "unbend a bow"
- 4. relax, unbend, loosen, loose
- usage: make less taut; "relax the tension on the rope"
- 5. relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow down, change state, turn
- usage: 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"
- 6. unbend, relax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxed
- usage: release from mental strain, tension, or formality; "unbend the mind from absorbing too much information"
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- 1. inflexible, rigid, unbending, unadaptable (vs. adaptable)
- usage: incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances; "a rigid disciplinarian"; "an inflexible law"; "an unbending will to dominate"
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