a : to cause to uncoil : wind off : unroll
b : to free from or as if from a binding or wrapping
c : to release from tension : relax
archaic : to trace to the end <unwinding the labryinth and bringing the hero out — Laurence Sterne>
: to undo (a financial arrangement or position) through the necessary legal or financial steps <unwound most of its natural gas hedges — New York Times>
: to become uncoiled or disentangled : unfold
: to become released from tension <take a bath to unwind>
Examples of UNWIND
- She unwound some thread from the spool.
- The fishing line unwound quickly.
- I wanted to unwind after a hard day.
First Known Use of UNWIND
Rhymes with UNWIND
, fly blind
, month's mind
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