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Definition of unbend verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they unbend
    he / she / it unbends
    past simple unbent
    -ing form unbending
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  1. 1[intransitive] to relax and become less strict or formal in your behavior or attitude He could be fun if he'd unbend a little.
  2. 2[transitive, intransitive] unbend (something) to make something that was bent become straight; to become straight
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: unbend