decompress decompress

Definition(s):

  1. (v) restore to its uncompressed form
  2. (v) decrease the pressure of
  3. (v) become less tense, rest, or take one's ease

Usage(s):

  1. Cell phones and mobile e-mail devices--to give just two examples--make it harder to get away from the office to decompress.
  2. Now that I am wearing a beard, I can finally reflect and decompress.
  3. Currently, when an astronaut's suit is punctured, he or she has to go back to the base to undress and decompress.

News

  1. On reflection, Rivers's return to Celtics not a given

    Late on the evening of May 3, after the Celtics' season had just ended in a playoff loss to the Knicks, Doc Rivers told reporters that he'd take some time to decompress before making a decision about whether to return for his 10th season as the team's head coach.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  2. Doc Rivers is considering not returning to Celtics

    Late in the evening of May 3, after the Celtics’ season had just ended in a playoff series to the New York Knicks, Doc Rivers told reporters that he’d take some time to decompress before making a decision about whether to return for his 10th season as the team’s head coach.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

Quotes

  1. Sarkozy aide Francois Fillon, a favorite to be the prime minister, said that for a few days from Monday, Sarkozy plans "to withdraw to somewhere in France to decompress a little" and to prepare his government team.
    on May 6, 2007 By: Francois Fillon Source: Forbes

  2. Reached by The Journal Times of Racine, Wis., Krystkowiak said, "I am not the coach anymore. I am going to sit at home the next couple of days and decompress."
    on Apr 17, 2008 By: Larry Krystkowiak Source: USA Today

  3. "One thing that you have to be careful about is that you don't decompress to the point where you are just frozen," Renney said after his first series win in the NHL. "I think that is something we have to pay attention to over the next few...
    on Apr 19, 2007 By: Tom Renney Source: SI.com

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