Relax - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈlæks|  American pronunciation of the word relax
Brit.  |rɪˈlaks|  British pronunciation of the word relax

verb

- become less tense, rest, or take one's ease(syn: decompress, unbend, unwind)
- make less taut(syn: unbend)
- become loose or looser or less tight(syn: loose, loosen)
- cause to feel relaxed(syn: unlax, unstrain, unwind)
- become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner
- make less severe or strict(syn: loosen)
- become less severe or strict(syn: loosen)
- make less active or fast(syn: slack, slacken)

Examples

The muscles in my neck and shoulders should relax after a nice hot shower.

A hot shower relaxed the tight muscles in my neck and shoulders.

I can't relax with all this noise!

Just relax, there's nothing to worry about.

Try to relax and enjoy the ride.

Please relax your grip on my arm.

The horse relaxed its course as it approached me.

She seemed somewhat to relax her tone of severity.

The crowd relaxed into laughter at the speaker's excellent joke.

His face relaxed in a smile.

Let's stop working and relax for an hour.

When I'm tired, I like to relax in / into a deep armchair.

Relax, darling. Our problem is soon to be solved.

He hoped that the committee would relax in its opposition.

I just want to sit down and relax.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: relax
he/she/it: relaxes
present participle: relaxing
past tense: relaxed
past participle: relaxed
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