unspool

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verb un·spool \ˌən-ˈspül\

Definition of unspool

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to unwind from a spool unspool the cable

  3. 2 :  to execute or present artfully or gracefully unspooled a jump shot unspooling an intricate tale

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to be presented or revealed on or as if on a motion-picture screen

1940

First Known Use of unspool

1940

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