- to loose or untie, as a sail or rope.
- to unfasten from spars or stays, as sails.
OTHER WORDS FROM unbendun·bend·a·ble, adjective
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How to use unbend in a sentence
For some reason or other, lunch always begins a little stiffly; but they unbend as they go on.Mushroom Town|Oliver Onions
He promised to deliver it, and departed, wishing he could more easily unbend.The Heir of Redclyffe|Charlotte M. Yonge
The only method he took to unbend and recreate himself, was to go from one work to another.The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius|Jean Lvesque de Burigny
The inspection proved sufficient for the old lady to unbend and become almost human.The Long Dim Trail|Forrestine C. Hooker
Zebedee can get on with human oysters and clams and make animated pokers unbend.Vacation with the Tucker Twins|Nell Speed
British Dictionary definitions for unbend
- to remove (a sail) from a stay, mast, yard, etc
- to untie (a rope, etc) or cast (a cable) loose