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To rest, relax or do nothing - thesaurus

Synonyms

chillax

verb

informal to relax and stop being angry or nervous

mong

verb

informal to spend time relaxing

sit back

to relax and stop making the effort to do something

rest

verb

to spend a period of time relaxing or sleeping after doing something tiring

relax

verb

to rest and allow yourself to become calm

idle away

to spend time relaxing and doing nothing

laze

verb

British to relax and enjoy yourself, doing no work

while away

to spend time in a relaxed way when you have nothing else to do

lounge around

to spend time relaxing or doing nothing when you should be doing something

wind down

to relax after a period of excitement or worry

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bask

verb

to relax and enjoy yourself by lying in the sun

breathe/rest easy

to relax and stop feeling worried

bum around

mainly Americaninformal to spend time relaxing and doing nothing

chill

verb

informal to relax and stop being angry or nervous, or to spend time relaxing

doss

verb

to spend time doing nothing

draw breath

to temporarily stop doing something so that you can rest

drop/lower/let down your guard

to relax and trust people, even though this means that you might let yourself be upset or do the wrong thing. If someone does not do this, you can say that their guard is up

kick back

to relax

laze away

British to spend time relaxing and enjoying yourself, doing no work

lie about

to spend time being lazy when you should be doing something

lie about

to spend a lot of time relaxing

loosen up

informal to relax, or to become less serious

make yourself at home

to feel relaxed and behave in the same way as you do in your own home

put your feet up

to sit down and relax, especially with your feet raised off the ground

recess

verb

mainly American to have a recess between periods of work

recharge your batteries

to rest after being very busy, so that you will be ready to start working again

repose

verb

literary to rest or relax in a particular place

rest on your laurels

to be satisfied with your achievements and do nothing to achieve more

rest up

to spend a period of time relaxing or sleeping after doing something tiring

sit around

to spend time doing nothing

slob around/about

to spend time not doing very much

take five

Britishinformal to stop working for a short period of time

take it easy

informal to rest and not do things that will make you tired

take the weight off your feet

to sit down and rest

take your foot off the pedal

to make less effort and start to relax

unwind

verb

informal to begin to relax after you have been working hard or feeling nervous

veg

verb

very informal to sit and relax

vegetate

verb

to be lazy or not active

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