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unfurl

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verb un·furl \-ˈfər(-ə)l\

Simple Definition of unfurl

  • : to cause (something that is folded or rolled up) to open

Full Definition of unfurl

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to release from a furled state

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to open out from or as if from a furled state :  unfold

Examples of unfurl

  1. <after the protestors had unfurled their banner, it stretched from one side of the visitors' gallery to the other>



1641

First Known Use of unfurl

1641



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