Antonyms for relaxes

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You are in charge of the home yourself, and the "discipline" relaxes a bit.

As soon as it relaxes in any region, the number of immigrants diminishes.

They say he's an old mutineer, and when he relaxes he boasts of the Sahibs he has killed.

He relaxes completely as a sleeping cat, but he's wide awake.

When that “will to power” relaxes the Prussian State collapses.

In any massage of the abdomen the thighs should be flexed, as this relaxes the abdominal muscles.

It may be remarked that the fiercest spirits are like a cord stretched too tight, which either breaks or relaxes.

The moment he suspends the straggle or relaxes his watchfulness, the desert reclaims them and overwhelms them with sterility.

Adversity is a stern master, but it relaxes its brow before a cheerful pupil.

As Rachael relaxes her hold, the slaves collapse again, but clutch at her skirts, mumbling and wailing.