unbend


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un·bend

 (ŭn-bĕnd′)
v. un·bent (-bĕnt′), un·bend·ing, un·bends
v.tr.
1. To release from mental tension, strain, or formality; relax.
2. To release (a bow, for example) from flexure or tension.
3. Nautical To untie or loosen (a rope or sail).
4. To straighten (something crooked or bent): unbend a paper clip.
v.intr.
1. To become less tense; relax.
2. To become less strict.
3. To become straight.

un·bend′a·ble adj.

unbend

(ʌnˈbɛnd)
vb, -bends, -bending or -bent
1. to release or be released from the restraints of formality and ceremony
2. informal to relax (the mind) or (of the mind) to become relaxed
3. to become or be made straightened out from an originally bent shape or position
4. (Nautical Terms) (tr) nautical
a. to remove (a sail) from a stay, mast, yard, etc
b. to untie (a rope, etc) or cast (a cable) loose
unˈbendable adj

un•bend

(ʌnˈbɛnd)

v. -bent, -bend•ing. v.t.
1. 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.
a. to loose or untie, as a sail or rope.
b. to unfasten from spars or stays, as sails.
v.i.
5. to act in an easy, genial manner.
6. to become unbent; straighten.
[1200–50]
un•bend′a•ble, adj.

unbend


Past participle: unbent
Gerund: unbending

Imperative
unbend
unbend
Present
I unbend
you unbend
he/she/it unbends
we unbend
you unbend
they unbend
Preterite
I unbent
you unbent
he/she/it unbent
we unbent
you unbent
they unbent
Present Continuous
I am unbending
you are unbending
he/she/it is unbending
we are unbending
you are unbending
they are unbending
Present Perfect
I have unbent
you have unbent
he/she/it has unbent
we have unbent
you have unbent
they have unbent
Past Continuous
I was unbending
you were unbending
he/she/it was unbending
we were unbending
you were unbending
they were unbending
Past Perfect
I had unbent
you had unbent
he/she/it had unbent
we had unbent
you had unbent
they had unbent
Future
I will unbend
you will unbend
he/she/it will unbend
we will unbend
you will unbend
they will unbend
Future Perfect
I will have unbent
you will have unbent
he/she/it will have unbent
we will have unbent
you will have unbent
they will have unbent
Future Continuous
I will be unbending
you will be unbending
he/she/it will be unbending
we will be unbending
you will be unbending
they will be unbending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unbending
you have been unbending
he/she/it has been unbending
we have been unbending
you have been unbending
they have been unbending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unbending
you will have been unbending
he/she/it will have been unbending
we will have been unbending
you will have been unbending
they will have been unbending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unbending
you had been unbending
he/she/it had been unbending
we had been unbending
you had been unbending
they had been unbending
Conditional
I would unbend
you would unbend
he/she/it would unbend
we would unbend
you would unbend
they would unbend
Past Conditional
I would have unbent
you would have unbent
he/she/it would have unbent
we would have unbent
you would have unbent
they would have unbent
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unbend - straighten up or outunbend - straighten up or out; make straight
change posture - undergo a change in bodily posture
2.unbend - unfasten, as a sail, from a spar or a stayunbend - unfasten, as a sail, from a spar or a stay
unfasten - cause to become undone; "unfasten your belt"
3.unbend - free from flexureunbend - free from flexure; "unbend a bow"  
straighten, straighten out - make straight
twist, bend, deform, flex, turn - cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
4.unbend - make less taut; "relax the tension on the rope"
loosen, loose - make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope"
unbrace - remove from tension
5.unbend - become less tense, rest, or take one's easeunbend - 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"
vege out, vegetate - engage in passive relaxation; "After a hard day's work, I vegetate in front of the television"
sit back, take it easy - settle into a comfortable sitting position
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
6.unbend - release from mental strain, tension, or formalityunbend - release from mental strain, tension, or formality; "unbend the mind from absorbing too much information"
make relaxed, unlax, unstrain, unwind, relax, loosen up - cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me"

unbend

verb
1. relax, loosen up, lighten up (slang), unwind, chill out (slang, chiefly U.S.), let up, take it easy, slacken, cool it (slang), unbutton (informal), ease up, let it all hang out (slang), let yourself go, become informal In her dying days, the old Queen unbent a little.
2. straighten, unwind, uncoil, uncurl Joy unbent slowly and eased her spine.

unbend

verb
To take repose by ceasing work or other effort for an interval of time:
Translations

unbend

[ˈʌnˈbend] (unbent (pt, pp))
A. VTenderezar
B. VI (fig) [person] → relajarse

unbend

[ʌnˈbɛnd] [unbent] [ʌnˈbɛnt] (pt, pp)
vi (= relax) [person] → se détendre
vt [+ wire, pipe] → redresser, détordre

unbend

pret, ptp <unbent>
vt (= straighten) metal etcgerade biegen; armsstrecken; unbend your bodyrichten Sie sich auf; (lying down) → legen Sie sich ausgestreckt hin
vi (person, = relax) → aus sich herausgehen; (= straighten body)sich aufrichten, sich gerade hinlegen

unbend

[ʌnˈbɛnd] (unbent (pt, pp)) [ˌʌnˈbɛnt]
1. vt (pipe, wire) → raddrizzare
2. vi (fig) (person) → distendersi, rilassarsi
References in classic literature ?
I never saw my aunt unbend more systematically to anyone.
Jaggers had had an Aged in Gerrard-street, or a Stinger, or a Something, or a Somebody, to unbend his brows a little.
An approximate nearness of age, a similarity in ways of thinking, a common love of fresh air, and of the rich landscape scenery through which the coach was lumbering along,--these things, together with an indescribable magnetic something, drew us before long into one of those short-lived traveller's intimacies, in which we unbend with the more complacency because the intercourse is by its very nature transient, and makes no implicit demands upon the future.
It seemed a strangely inopportune moment for a proud member of a proud race to unbend in casual conversation with a captor.
he cried brazenly, hating the boys more than ever because they had seen him unbend.
Again, David will not unbend when in the company of babies, expecting them unreasonably to rise to his level, but contrariwise Porthos, though terrible to tramps, suffers all things of babies, even to an exploration of his mouth in an attempt to discover what his tongue is like at the other end.