Complete Definition of "unbend"

English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-unbend.ogg|Audio (US)

:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɛnd|-ɛnd

Verb

to unbend

#To free from flexure; to make, or allow to become, straight; to loosen; as, to unbend a bow.
#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.
#To unfasten, as sails, from the spars or stays to which they are attached for use.
#To cast loose or untie, as a rope.
#To cease to be bent; to become straight or relaxed.
#To relax in exertion, attention, severity, or the like; hence, to indulge in mirth or amusement.

Translations

French: redresser ; se détendre

Category:English ergative verbs

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