Definitions for unbendʌnˈbɛnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•bendʌnˈbɛnd(v.)-bent, -bend•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to straighten from a bent form or position.

  2. to ease from the strain of formality, intense effort, etc.; relax.

  3. to release from tension, as a bow.

  4. Naut. to loose or untie, as a sail or rope. to unfasten from spars or stays, as sails.

    Category: Nautical

  5. (v.i.)to act in an easy, genial manner.

  6. to become unbent; straighten.

Origin of unbend:

1200–50

un•bend′a•ble(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. straighten, unbend(verb)

    straighten up or out; make straight

  2. unbend(verb)

    unfasten, as a sail, from a spar or a stay

  3. unbend(verb)

    free from flexure

    "unbend a bow"

  4. relax, unbend(verb)

    make less taut

    "relax the tension on the rope"

  5. relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow down(verb)

    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(verb)

    release from mental strain, tension, or formality

    "unbend the mind from absorbing too much information"

Wiktionary

  1. unbend(Verb)

    To free from flexure; to make, or allow to become, straight; to loosen; as, to unbend a bow.

  2. unbend(Verb)

    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.

  3. unbend(Verb)

    To unfasten, as sails, from the spars or stays to which they are attached for use.

  4. unbend(Verb)

    To cast loose or untie, as a rope.

  5. unbend(Verb)

    To cease to be bent; to become straight or relaxed.

  6. unbend(Verb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unbend(verb)

    to free from flexure; to make, or allow to become, straight; to loosen; as, to unbend a bow

  2. Unbend(verb)

    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

  3. Unbend(verb)

    to unfasten, as sails, from the spars or stays to which they are attached for use

  4. Unbend(verb)

    to cast loose or untie, as a rope

  5. Unbend(verb)

    to cease to be bent; to become straight or relaxed

  6. Unbend(verb)

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

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