Definition of relax
- relaxed his grip
- relax immigration laws
- hoped the committee would relax in its opposition
- couldn't relax in crowds
- relax at the seashore
The muscles in my neck and shoulders should relax after a nice hot shower.
A hot shower relaxed the tight muscles in my neck and shoulders.
I can't relax with all this noise!
Just relax, there's nothing to worry about.
Try to relax and enjoy the ride.
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: to become or to cause (something) to become less tense, tight, or stiff
: to stop feeling nervous or worried
: to spend time resting or doing something enjoyable especially after you have been doing work
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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