HyperDic: unbend

English > 6 senses of the word unbend:
VERBmotionunbend, straightenstraighten up or out
contactunbendunfasten, as a sail, from a spar or a stay
contactunbendfree from flexure
changeunbend, relaxmake less taut
bodyunbend, relax, loosen up, unwind, decompress, slow downbecome less tense, rest, or take one's ease
bodyunbendrelease from mental strain, tension, or formality
unbend > pronunciation
Soundsah.nbeh'nd
Rhymesamend ... wend: 48 rhymes with ehnd...
English > unbend: 6 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningstraighten up or out; make straight.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymstraighten
Broaderchange postureUndergo a change in bodily posture
Oppositebend, flexform a curve
Spanishdesencorvar, enderezar, erguirse
Catalanadreçar, dreçar, posar dret, redreçar-se
English > unbend: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningunfasten, as a sail, from a spar or a stay.
PatternSomebody ----s something
BroaderunfastenCause to become undone
Spanishbajar, desdoblar
English > unbend: 6 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningFree from flexure.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"unbend a bow"
Broaderstraighten, straighten outmake straight
Oppositeflex, bend, deform, twist, turnCause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked / crooked or angular form
Spanishdesencorvar
English > unbend: 6 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningmake less taut.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymrelax
NarrowerunbraceRemove from tension
Broaderloosen, loosemake loose or looser
Spanishdestensar
Catalandestesar, relaxar
English > unbend: 6 senses > verb 5, body
MeaningBecome less tense, rest, or take one's ease.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody's (body part) ----s
ModelSam and Sue unbend
Synonymsrelax, loosen up, unwind, decompress, slow down
Caused byrelax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxedCause to feel relaxed
Narrowersit back, take it easySettle into a comfortable sitting position
vege out, vegetateEngage in passive relaxation
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Oppositetense, tense upBecome tense, nervous, or uneasy
Spanishmitigar, relajar
Catalanrelaxar
English > unbend: 6 senses > verb 6, body
MeaningRelease from mental strain, tension, or formality.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"unbend the mind from absorbing too much information"
Broaderrelax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxedCause to feel relaxed
Spanishliberar, relajar
Catalanrelaxar

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