unroll

verb un·roll \ ˌən-ˈrōl \
|Updated on: 16 Jul 2018

Definition of unroll

unrolled; unrolling; unrolls
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

  1. He carefully unrolled the ancient scroll.

  2. I unrolled the new carpet.

  3. When we arrived at the cabin, we unrolled our sleeping bags.

  4. The hose will unroll if you pull on it.

  5. Last week, the government unrolled a new vaccination campaign.

  6. The scandal unrolled over the course of several weeks.

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First Known Use of unroll

15th century

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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UNROLL Defined for English Language Learners

unroll

Definition of unroll for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something that has been rolled) flat : to smooth out (something that is rolled up)

  • : to make (something) known in a public or formal way

  • : to happen as time passes


UNROLL Defined for Kids

unroll

verb un·roll \ ˌən-ˈrōl \

Definition of unroll for Students

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


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