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relax

[rɪ'læks]

  1. VT [+ person, body, part of body] relajar; [+ discipline, rules, controls] relajar; [+ standards] dejar que bajen

  2. VI

    1. [person] (=rest, lose inhibitions) relajarse; (=calm down) relajarse, tranquilizarse; (=amuse oneself) esparcirse, expansionarse

    2. [person, body, muscles] relajarse

Examples from texts

Christine set the coffee cups and saucers on the glass tabletop and wished Maggie would sit down and relax. Stop being Agent O’Dell for a few minutes.
Christine dejó las tazas de café en la mesa de cristal deseando que Maggie se sentara y se relajara. «Deja de ser la agente O'Dell unos minutos», quería gritarle.
Kava, Alex / A Perfect EvilKava, Alex / Bajo Sospecha
Bajo Sospecha
Kava, Alex
A Perfect Evil
Kava, Alex
© S.M. Kava 2000
Acquiring a tankard of cider from the landlord, I seated myself at a table a little way away, intending to relax a little and collect my thoughts concerning the day.
Tras recibir del hostelero una jarra de sidra, me instalé en un rincón, con el fin de reposar un poco y recopilar mis impresiones del día.
Ishiguro, Kadzuo / The Remains of the DayIshiguro, Kadzuo / Los Restos Del Dia
Los Restos Del Dia
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
The Remains of the Day
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
© 1989 by Kazuo Ishiguro
Then, finally, she felt his body relax. His breathing began again, a little rapid at first, though it was clear he was trying to steady it.
Después, por fin, Maggie notó que se relajaba y que empezaba a respirar de nuevo.
Kava, Alex / A Perfect EvilKava, Alex / Bajo Sospecha
Bajo Sospecha
Kava, Alex
A Perfect Evil
Kava, Alex
© S.M. Kava 2000
Her muscles began to relax and her breathing became slow and regular.
Sus músculos comenzaron a relajarse y su respiración se hizo lenta y regular.
Kellerman, Jonathan / When The Bough BreaksKellerman, Jonathan / La Rama Rota
La Rama Rota
Kellerman, Jonathan
When The Bough Breaks
Kellerman, Jonathan
© 1985 by Jonathan Kellerman
"Relax, Zsadist… you dumb fuck…"
– Relájate, Zsadist... jodido loco...
Ward, J.R. / Lover AwakenedWard, J.R. / Amante Despierto
Amante Despierto
Ward, J.R.
Lover Awakened
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2006
Relax, Nick. I’m not here as a reporter.” She hesitated, then came in.
– Tranquilo, Nick, no estoy aquí como periodista -vaciló; después, entró.
Kava, Alex / A Perfect EvilKava, Alex / Bajo Sospecha
Bajo Sospecha
Kava, Alex
A Perfect Evil
Kava, Alex
© S.M. Kava 2000
"Relax, brother, let me go first," said the man.
– Tranquilo, hermano, primero suéltame -dijo el tipo.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
Relax, Nicky. I keep telling you I’m not the enemy.” She started to leave, but turned back at the door.
– Relájate, Nicky, no soy el enemigo -empezó a alejarse, pero se detuvo junto a la puerta principal-.
Kava, Alex / A Perfect EvilKava, Alex / Bajo Sospecha
Bajo Sospecha
Kava, Alex
A Perfect Evil
Kava, Alex
© S.M. Kava 2000
On the way back to the house, Segovia was afraid Olivarez would come after him or the children, but it was as if Olivarez had been freed of a weight and he seemed relaxed, or at least as relaxed as the circumstances permitted.
De vuelta en la casa Segovia temió que Olivárez la emprendiera con él o con los niños, pero éste parecía haberse sacado un peso de la espalda y se le veía relajado, al menos tan relajado como las circunstancias lo permitían.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
I was too surprised to laugh, but I did feel myself relaxing, at least a little, although my heart still felt as though it were going to burst through my chest.
Yo estaba demasiado sorprendido para reír, pero sentí cómo me relajaba un poco, aunque el corazón todavía parecía que iba a saltar del pecho:
Sawyer, Robert / Calculating GodSawyer, Robert / El calculo de Dios
El calculo de Dios
Sawyer, Robert
© 2002 by Ediciones B, S.A.
© 2000 by Robert Sawyer
Calculating God
Sawyer, Robert
© 2000 by Robert Sawyer
It relaxed its jaws and let us out into a silent rotunda, wainscoted in marble and veneered with dust.
Abrió sus fauces y nos soltó en un silencioso vestíbulo, decorado con un zócalo de mármol y tapizado de polvo.
Kellerman, Jonathan / When The Bough BreaksKellerman, Jonathan / La Rama Rota
La Rama Rota
Kellerman, Jonathan
When The Bough Breaks
Kellerman, Jonathan
© 1985 by Jonathan Kellerman
Edurne herself was very relaxed.
Edurne, por el contrario, era una mujer muy reposada.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
The engineer started in alarm at the prospect, then relaxed as he realized the legate was being ironic.
El zapador se sobresaltó, alarmado, ante aquella posibilidad, pero se tranquilizó al darse cuenta de que el legado estaba siendo irónico.
Scarrow, Simon / The Eagle's ConquestScarrow, Simon / Roma Vincit!
Roma Vincit!
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
© de la traducción: Montserrat Batista, 2002
© de la presente edición: Edhasa, 2002
The Eagle's Conquest
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
Blair Sullivan, faint smile flitting about his face, relaxed, toyed with his answers.
Con una leve sonrisa revoloteándole, Sullivan se relajó, jugueteando con sus respuestas.
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach

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relax1/3
rɪ'læksrelajar; relajar; dejar que bajenExamples

to relax one's muscles — relajar los músculos
to relax one's grip or hold on sth — dejar de agarrarse de or a algo tan apretadamente, soltar algo; ejercer menor control sobre algo

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Collocations

endothelial-derived relaxing factor
factor relajante derivado del endotelio

Word forms

relax

verb
Basic forms
Pastrelaxed
Imperativerelax
Present Participle (Participle I)relaxing
Past Participle (Participle II)relaxed
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I relaxwe relax
you relaxyou relax
he/she/it relaxesthey relax
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am relaxingwe are relaxing
you are relaxingyou are relaxing
he/she/it is relaxingthey are relaxing
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have relaxedwe have relaxed
you have relaxedyou have relaxed
he/she/it has relaxedthey have relaxed
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been relaxingwe have been relaxing
you have been relaxingyou have been relaxing
he/she/it has been relaxingthey have been relaxing
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I relaxedwe relaxed
you relaxedyou relaxed
he/she/it relaxedthey relaxed
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was relaxingwe were relaxing
you were relaxingyou were relaxing
he/she/it was relaxingthey were relaxing
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had relaxedwe had relaxed
you had relaxedyou had relaxed
he/she/it had relaxedthey had relaxed
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been relaxingwe had been relaxing
you had been relaxingyou had been relaxing
he/she/it had been relaxingthey had been relaxing
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will relaxwe shall/will relax
you will relaxyou will relax
he/she/it will relaxthey will relax
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be relaxingwe shall/will be relaxing
you will be relaxingyou will be relaxing
he/she/it will be relaxingthey will be relaxing
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have relaxedwe shall/will have relaxed
you will have relaxedyou will have relaxed
he/she/it will have relaxedthey will have relaxed
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been relaxingwe shall/will have been relaxing
you will have been relaxingyou will have been relaxing
he/she/it will have been relaxingthey will have been relaxing
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would relaxwe should/would relax
you would relaxyou would relax
he/she/it would relaxthey would relax
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be relaxingwe should/would be relaxing
you would be relaxingyou would be relaxing
he/she/it would be relaxingthey would be relaxing
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have relaxedwe should/would have relaxed
you would have relaxedyou would have relaxed
he/she/it would have relaxedthey would have relaxed
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been relaxingwe should/would have been relaxing
you would have been relaxingyou would have been relaxing
he/she/it would have been relaxingthey would have been relaxing
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am relaxedwe are relaxed
you are relaxedyou are relaxed
he/she/it is relaxedthey are relaxed
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being relaxedwe are being relaxed
you are being relaxedyou are being relaxed
he/she/it is being relaxedthey are being relaxed
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been relaxedwe have been relaxed
you have been relaxedyou have been relaxed
he/she/it has been relaxedthey have been relaxed
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was relaxedwe were relaxed
you were relaxedyou were relaxed
he/she/it was relaxedthey were relaxed
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being relaxedwe were being relaxed
you were being relaxedyou were being relaxed
he/she/it was being relaxedthey were being relaxed
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been relaxedwe had been relaxed
you had been relaxedyou had been relaxed
he/she/it had been relaxedthey had been relaxed
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be relaxedwe shall/will be relaxed
you will be relaxedyou will be relaxed
he/she/it will be relaxedthey will be relaxed
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been relaxedwe shall/will have been relaxed
you will have been relaxedyou will have been relaxed
he/she/it will have been relaxedthey will have been relaxed