- 1[intransitive] to relax and become less strict or formal in your behaviour or attitude He could be fun if he’d unbend a little.
- 2[transitive, intransitive] unbend (something) to make something that was bent become straight; to become straight
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈbend//; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈbend//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they unbend
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈbend//; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈbend//he / she / it unbends
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈbendz//; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈbendz//past simple unbent
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈbent//; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈbent//past participle unbent
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈbent//; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈbent//-ing form unbending
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈbendɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈbendɪŋ//