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Unbend


UNBEND', verb transitive

1. To free from flexure; to make straight; as, to unbend a bow.

2. To relax; to remit from a strain or from exertion; to set at ease for a time; as, to unbend the mind from study or care.

3. To relax effeminately.

You unbend your noble strength.

4. In seamanship, to take the sails from their yards and stays; also, to cast loose a cable from the anchors; also, to untie one rope from another.