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verb relax pronunciation in British English /rɪˈlæks/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerelaxing
past tenserelaxed
past participlerelaxed
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to rest and allow yourself to become calm

    Just sit down and try to relax for half an hour.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to make your muscles or a part of your body feel less tight and more comfortable
    1. a.
      [intransitive] to become less tight and more comfortable

      I felt my shoulders relax a little.

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to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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