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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.
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government has implemented a ten-year phase out of HCFC-22 (R-22) and other ozone depleting substances," said Dimitry Seleznev, President of Relaxed Heating and Air Inc.
Dawn Taylor, director of operations at the theatre said relaxed performances are specifically designed to welcome people with an autistic spectrum condition, learning disability or sensory and communication disorder into the theatre.
Dawn Taylor, director of operations at the theatre, said: "Our relaxed performances are specifically designed to welcome people with an autistic spectrum condition, learning disability or sensory and communication disorder into the theatre.
And now a new scheme hopes to extend their love of theatre to others with learning difficulties, by holding relaxed performances.
RICHARD FAHEY feels Garswood's relaxed style of racing will give him every chance of staying a mile in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday.
I didn't work hard in Miami in the off-season to come in and not be focused or too relaxed or anything like that," he said.
Rose, geranium and jasmine essential oils help keep you calm and relaxed.
Place your spot somewhere you'll see it often, and think of a time when you felt deeply relaxed, like lounging by the swimming pool on holiday.
In all six experiments, participants who were put into a relaxed affective state reported higher monetary valuations than participants who were put into an equally pleasant but less relaxed state.
I find myself the most relaxed on stage when I am only thinking about music and how I want to communicate through music with the audience.
Shorten up your bow's draw length and you'll feel much more relaxed at fun draw.
Screeners, travelers adjust to relaxed rules on liquids.
His first-inning single relaxed him even further, as did a quick flyball to center by the second Royals' hitter of the night, Mark Grudzielanek.
But keeping the mind quiet and focused, body relaxed, almost completely still, is much easier said than done.
In passive stretching there is external loading on relaxed or isometrically contracted muscles.