uncoil

verb
un·coil | \ˌən-ˈkȯi(-ə)l \
uncoiled; uncoiling; uncoils

Definition of uncoil 

transitive verb

: to release from a coiled state : unwind

Examples of uncoil in a Sentence

The spring began to uncoil.

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After getting ahead 0-2, Hammel went to his best offering — a slider — only to watch as Bogaerts uncoiled for a 413-foot home run into the Red Sox bullpen in left. Jesse Newell, kansascity, "Why Hammel's struggles — including in a 10-5 loss — come at a bad time for the Royals," 6 July 2018 But Ohtani uncoiled and clubbed the ball high over the 18-foot wall in right. New York Times, "Shohei Ohtani Is a Perfect Fit. Just Not in New York.," 25 May 2018 Imagine uncoiling a condom and stuffing it up one side of your nose, then plugging the other nostril and inhaling until the long piece of latex slides into your throat. Lindsey Bever, Philly.com, "In case you missed the 'condom-snorting challenge' - and didn't know it's a bad idea," 3 Apr. 2018 Imagine uncoiling a condom and stuffing it up one side of your nose, then plugging the other nostril and inhaling until the long piece of latex slides into your throat. Lindsey Bever, courant.com, "In case you missed the 'condom-snorting challenge' - and didn't know it's a bad idea," 3 Apr. 2018 Sometimes after delivering a pitch, his body will uncoil off the mound. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Diamondbacks' Zack Godley struggles as Dodgers avoid sweep," 15 Apr. 2018 Imagine uncoiling a condom and stuffing it up one side of your nose, then plugging the other nostril and inhaling until the long piece of latex slides into your throat. Lindsey Bever, Philly.com, "In case you missed the 'condom-snorting challenge' - and didn't know it's a bad idea," 3 Apr. 2018 Imagine uncoiling a condom and stuffing it up one side of your nose, then plugging the other nostril and inhaling until the long piece of latex slides into your throat. Lindsey Bever, courant.com, "In case you missed the 'condom-snorting challenge' - and didn't know it's a bad idea," 3 Apr. 2018 As Francis approached the wheelchairs, a dark-haired man slowly uncoiled to meet his embrace. Daniel Burke, CNN, "Seeing the Pope help strangers made me tear up. Later I learned why.," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of uncoil

1713, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of uncoil was in 1713

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uncoil

verb

English Language Learners Definition of uncoil

: to make (something that is curled or coiled) straight

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