un·​roll | \ ˌən-ˈrōl How to pronounce unroll (audio) \
unrolled; unrolling; unrolls

Definition of unroll

transitive verb

1 : to unwind a roll of : open out : uncoil
2 : to spread out like a scroll for reading or inspection : unfold, reveal

Examples of unroll in a Sentence

He carefully unrolled the ancient scroll. I unrolled the new carpet. When we arrived at the cabin, we unrolled our sleeping bags. The hose will unroll if you pull on it. Last week, the government unrolled a new vaccination campaign. The scandal unrolled over the course of several weeks. See More
Recent Examples on the Web Grab a kettlebell or two, unroll a mat, and get ready to work! Christa Sgobba, SELF, 22 June 2022 Setup is fairly simple, though – just remove the mattress from its package, unroll it out on a flat surface in your room and allow it some time to decompress before sleeping on it. Amanda Constantine, Good Housekeeping, 7 July 2022 How to do them: Start with your fingers pressed flat against your palm, curl them up into a fist, then unroll them joint by joint until your hand is fully open. Hayden Carpenter, Outside Online, 8 Aug. 2020 How to use a WAG bag: Open the outer bag, remove the toilet paper and sanitizing wipe, unroll the interior bag, and prop it up on the ground. Krista Langlois, Outside Online, 25 Apr. 2022 So gather your props, unroll your mat, and get ready to show your muscles some love! Christa Sgobba, SELF, 24 Dec. 2021 Completely unroll the cake and, using a pastry brush, brush with the soak. Beth Segal, cleveland, 10 Dec. 2021 When the topper arrives, make sure to unpack the product and give it time to fully unroll before placing it on the bed. Amy Schulman, PEOPLE.com, 9 Dec. 2021 Lightweight, flexible panels will unroll to power a next-generation thruster. Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unroll

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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“Unroll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unroll. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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More Definitions for unroll


un·​roll | \ ˌən-ˈrōl How to pronounce unroll (audio) \
unrolled; unrolling

Kids Definition of unroll

1 : to unwind a roll of
2 : to become unrolled


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