Definition of RELAX

to get rid of nervous tension or anxiety <she took deep breaths to relax before going on stage>
Phrases hang loose
Antonyms tense (up)
to make less taut <relax the rope a bit so I can pick up the slack and tie this knot>
Synonyms ease, loosen, relax, slack
Related Words detach, free, unbind, undo, unfasten, untie
Near Antonyms attach, bind, fasten, tie; constrain, restrain
to refrain from labor or exertion <I just want to kick back and relax after mowing that huge lawn>
Related Words bum, goldbrick, hang, hang about [British], hang around, idle, loaf, slack (off), veg out

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