Definition of unwind
2 archaic : to trace to the end <unwinding the labryinth and bringing the hero out — Laurence Sterne>
3 : to undo (a financial arrangement or position) through the necessary legal or financial steps <unwound most of its natural gas hedges — The New York Times>
1 : to become uncoiled or disentangled : unfold
2 : to become released from tension <take a bath to unwind>
Examples of unwind in a sentence
She unwound some thread from the spool.
The fishing line unwound quickly.
I wanted to unwind after a hard day.
First Known Use of unwind
UNWIND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unwind for English Language Learners
: to move the end of something (such as a piece of string) that is wound in a roll, coil, etc., so that it becomes straight
: to relax and stop thinking about work, problems, etc.
UNWIND Defined for Kids
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