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To rest or engage in an enjoyable activity so as to become less tired or anxious
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“I am looking forward to my next holiday where I can finally get away from work and relax.”
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To make or become less taut or tight
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“He would gradually relax his grip on his weapon as tensions abated.”
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To calm down
“I tried to relax him and assure him that things were nowhere near as bad as they seemed.”
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(of a rule or restriction) To make less strict
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“Diplomacy will be required for the government to relax the current restrictions on trade.”
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To become less severe or intense
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“He claimed the underlying problems would relax if the strike could be settled with arbitration.”
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To spend one's time in an aimless, idle way
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To go to sleep, or fall asleep
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To use a narcotic in order to make (someone) drowsy or insensible
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To revoke or cancel
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To remove the regulations, or legal restrictions, from
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Make or become more tender or loving
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(rare) To become less reserved in character or behavior
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To engage in an activity for enjoyment and recreation
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Slacken off
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To go on a holiday
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Unfreeze or liberate
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To remove the stiffness from
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To stop pursuing or fighting
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Make or become friendlier or more cordial
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To provide (someone) with amusement or enjoyment
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