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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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Now in its second year, the theatre's relaxed performance of the festive pantomime has been considered a success, prompting staff to introduce a relaxed performance of Shrek The Musical in March.
At relaxed performances the lighting and special effects are altered - for example removing strobes and flashing lights and reducing very loud noises, but the general content of the show stays pretty much the same.
Will noticed a positive effect from slowing down, stating, "I feel more relaxed.
This year has seen the arrival of several relaxed performances across the Midlands, specially designed to reduce anxiety in children, many of whom will be going to the theatre for the first time.
It is "no surprise" that relaxed consumers made decisions differently than those who weren't relaxed, Temkin adds.
BOUNCE Make a big picture in your mind of how relaxed you'd like to look and feel.
In six studies involving more than 670 participants, relaxed individuals were consistently found to value the products more highly than their less relaxed counterparts.
The board says the relaxed rules could be an effort to placate airlines concerned about lost revenue, and it noted that terrorists could still combine liquids after passing through security checkpoints.
In passive stretching there is external loading on relaxed or isometrically contracted muscles.
The UES relaxes and opens immediately upon initiation of a swallow, and then a coordinated pharyngeal wave is seen in the more proximal sensors while the UES remains relaxed and open (figure, A).
Some practitioners recommend a stretch-relax-stretch technique, whereas the initial stretch is held for 10-20 seconds, followed by a 3-5 second relaxed position, followed by a repeat of the same stretch for an additional 10-20 seconds.
Establishing a relaxed running style early in the race will go a long way toward helping you avoid tightening up so that you can maintain your goal pace to the finish.
NEWLY-CROWNED World Grand Prix darts champion Alan Warriner is more relaxed at the oche since a recent family bereavement.
After guests are relaxed and rejuvenated, they head out to festival screenings or star-studded parties where they groove into the night.