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UK [rɪˈlæks] / US verb
Word forms "relax":
present tense I/you/we/they relax he/she/it relaxes present participle relaxing past tense relaxed past participle relaxed
1) [intransitive] to rest and allow yourself to become calm

Just sit down and try to relax for half an hour.

2)
a) [transitive] to make your muscles or a part of your body feel less tight and more comfortable

Relax your stomach muscles; then repeat the exercise.

b) [intransitive] to become less tight and more comfortable

I felt my shoulders relax a little.

3) [transitive] to make rules, controls, conditions etc less strict

Some firms have relaxed their restrictions on unpaid leave.


Collocations:
Nouns frequently used as objects of relax
▪  constraint, control, regulation, restriction, rule
4) [transitive] to make curly hair straight using chemicals
see note at nervous

relax your grip/hold — to hold something less tightly; to control something less strictly

Critics feel the government has been slow in relaxing its grip on TV and radio broadcasting.


English dictionary. 2014.

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