Definition of unbend verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    unbend

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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  1. 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. 2[transitive, intransitive] unbend (something) to make something that was bent become straight; to become straight
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: unbend