Simple Definition of unbend
: to make (something) straight or to become straight
: to stop being serious or tense
Full Definition of unbend
1 : to free from flexure : make or allow to become straight <unbend a bow>
2 : to cause (as the mind) to relax
3 a : to unfasten (as a sail) from a spar or stay b : to cast loose (as a rope) : untie
1 : to relax one's severity, stiffness, or austerity
2 : to cease to be bent : become straight
Examples of unbend in a sentence
He was bending and unbending his fingers.
His fingers were bending and unbending.
He unbent a little at the party.
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