unreel

verb un·reel \ ˌən-ˈrēl \

Definition of unreel

unreeled; unreeling; unreels
1 : to unwind from a reel
2 : to perform successfully
  • unreeled a 66-yard pass play
3 : reel off 2
  • unreeled five birdies in a row
1 : to become unwound
2 : to be presented
  • the dress rehearsal unreeled flawlessly

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First Known Use of unreel

1567

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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