Unbend meaning

ŭn-bĕnd'
To release from mental tension, strain, or formality; relax.
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To release (a bow, for example) from flexure or tension.
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To untie or loosen (a rope or sail).
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To straighten (something crooked or bent).

Unbend a paper clip.

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To become less tense; relax.
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To become less strict.
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To become straight.
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To release from strain or tension.

The archer unbent his bow.

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To relax (the mind) from strain or effort.
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To straighten (something bent or crooked)
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To become straight or less bent.
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To become free from constraint, stiffness, or severity; relax and be less formal, more natural, etc.
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To free from flexure; to make, or allow to become, straight; to loosen.

To unbend a bow.

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To remit from a strain or from exertion; to set at ease for a time; to relax.

To unbend the mind from study or care.

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To unfasten, as sails, from the spars or stays to which they are attached for use.
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To cast loose or untie, as a rope.
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To cease to be bent; to become straight or relaxed.
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To relax in exertion, attention, severity, or the like; hence, to indulge in mirth or amusement.
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