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relax into something

1. to sit or lie down in something, relaxing. I want to go home and relax into my easy chair. I relaxed into the reclining chair and was asleep in a few moments.
2. [for something that is tense] to assume a more relaxed shape or condition. His cramped muscle finally relaxed into a soft mass of tissue. As her tight neck relaxed into softness, her face brightened.
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relax one's hold on someone or something

to lessen one's grasp on someone or something. When she relaxed her hold on me, I got away. Never relax your hold on an alligator.
See also: hold, on, relax
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Blending together these two calming ingredients in a powerful relaxing oil gives instant relaxation to the body.
Finally, stretch the neck muscles relaxing into the stretch on the out-breath and gently roll the neck first to the left and then to the right, lift the head back to stretch the neck under the chin, and then bring your chin to your chest to stretch the back of the neck.
Also, the conditioning gel activator provides additional conditioning during the relaxing process while protecting the hair against damage.
The list is endless and what I find relaxing may not be relaxing for everyone.
One of the greatest consequences of relaxing collateral requirements will be the relative weakening of small players relative to their large competitors.
The key to successful execution of these stretches is to hold the end position for extended periods while relaxing the muscles as much as possible to get a gradual increase in the ROM.
Use it to clear your mind, rest, and do something relaxing that you usually can't fit in.
Try relaxing blue-lavender scented salts or energizing green-peppermint salts.
But even with the proper draw length, some shooters still have a hard time completely relaxing their shoulders because they tend to shrug their bow-arm shoulder up, making it tense.
So my friend's challenge about sitting back in the chair touches the question of physical tension as a sign of anxiety as opposed to relaxing that tension as a sign of giving the occasion to God in trust.
But as Furchgott and Ignarro, working independently, analyzed the nature of the endothelium's relaxing factor, the gas became a prime candidate.
The effects of relaxing this conservative assumption to evaluate another extreme condition and a more reasonable condition will be discussed later.
Root canal procedure can be made more relaxing and as painless as possible
Clarins' first relaxing, anti-aging mask combines a smoothing action on tension lines with an exceptional texture and a new relaxing method to offer the perfect solution to the harmful effects of stress and fatigue.
It is the first in a series of audio-visual projects bringing the natural environment and relaxing sounds into clinical spaces.