relax

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Relax is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
relax

Third-person singular
relaxes

Past tense
relaxed

Past participle
relaxed

Present participle
relaxing

A person relaxing
  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you relax, you stop working, worrying, etc., and you rest or have fun.
    People come here to relax, have a beer, and talk with friends.
    If you don't relax your shoulders, you'll have a sore neck.
  2. (transitive) If you relax a rule, you make it less strict.
    The king relaxed the laws that the people protested against.

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