Definition of unfurl
: to release from a furled state
: to open out from or as if from a furled state : unfold
Examples of unfurl in a Sentence
after the protestors had unfurled their banner, it stretched from one side of the visitors' gallery to the other
Recent Examples of unfurl from the Web
On this of all days, Volquez unfurled a no-hitter against Arizona, the very notion of which induces waves of chills merely in typing the words.
Cards is hyperreality, of course, but much of this hour felt like a power fantasy unfurling in the head of the embattled commander-in-chief.
The surgeon arrived and operated on our son, unfurling his intestines, removing 21 adhesions and carefully placing his bowels back inside his abdomen.
More than 20 towering dinosaurs stand in the yard, teeth sharp and claws unfurled; inside are 40 more life-sized models -- steel frames propping up carcasses made of fiberglass and clay.
At the Australian Open, players wished her well in a video, and a get-well banner was unfurled at the tournament in Indian Wells, Calif.
Four hours before Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600, the Trollips unfurled an Australian flag in front of Keselowski’s pit box, and took a selfie as a memento of their travels.
Ghost ships loom out of the night fog, unfurling and attacking like a giant centipede filled with half-faced warriors.
The mission plan calls for the solar sail to unfurl, while a Kodak DC290 digital camera – purchased at Best Buy – captures the moment.
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First Known Use of unfurl
UNFURL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unfurl for English Language Learners
: to cause (something that is folded or rolled up) to open
UNFURL Defined for Kids
Definition of unfurl for Students
: to open out from a rolled or folded state unfurl a flag
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