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American English: /rəˈlæks/
British English: /rɪˈlaks/

Translation of relax in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1
    she plays the guitar to relax
    toca la guitarra para relajarse or como esparcimiento
    la guitarra le sirve de relax
    I find it hard to relax in their company
    no me encuentro del todo cómodo or a gusto con ellos
    me cuesta relajarme cuando están ellos
    relax, I'll take care of everything
    quédate tranquilo que yo me encargo de todo
    Example sentences
    • She smiled at me, friendly, and I relaxed - then tensed slightly, because the door was closing behind me.
    • Whereas she's relatively calm and relaxed, he's tense and anxious.
    • After a couple minutes, her tense body relaxed and she wiggled in the stretcher to get more comfortable.
  • 2
    his grip on her relaxed slightly
    dejó de sujetarla con tanta fuerza
    Example sentences
    • When you have a leg cramp, relax the muscle through gentle massage, or heat the muscle with a warm towel or hot water bottle.
    • Chelsea frowns, but quickly relaxes her eyebrow muscles - not wanting to crack the clear facial mask.
    • Many things may cause a child to be unable to relax their sphincter muscles when trying to urinate.

transitive verb

  • 2
    she relaxed her grip
    sujetó con menos fuerza
    he didn't relax his concentration
    continuó muy concentrado
    we will not relax our efforts
    no cejaremos en nuestro empeño
    Example sentences
    • So this Saturday restrictions are being relaxed to Level 2.
    • Some restrictions may be relaxed soon, he says - but it won't be much.
    • Not only do attitudes need to change, but the regulatory restrictions could be considerably relaxed.
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