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.
Recent Examples of unwind from the Web
One of the goals of gradually unwinding the balance sheet would be to not disrupt broader economic growth despite the possibility of rising long-term rates.
Situated in a strip mall next to two sister restaurants, Peace Burger appears to be a favorite spot for DFW employees to unwind after work.
Members of the public can spend an entire day unwinding at Rancho La Puerta, the legendary 3,000-acre rustic wellness retreat in Tecate, or even just grab a bite to eat at a new Mexican cafe adjacent to its organic farm and cooking school.
Jeff’s fans stood near the front, while the post-Center City Sips crowd looked to continue to unwind after its extended happy hour.
TOKYO—On their recent honeymoon in Japan, Jason and Nicole Francis savored the temples of the ancient capital of Kyoto and unwound at a resort with a private hot spring.
Still, the opioid epidemic can likely be unwound more effectively through education, treatment, and a shift toward cannabinoids for pain management than an inhumane, law-and-order campaign of tougher drug penalties and longer incarceration.
After the season ended, Glenn Robinson III took off two to three weeks to unwind.
To unwind, Allen, a violinist, would play classical music from his tent, the tunes at times competing with the sounds of exploding bombs in the distance to fill the night sky.
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First Known Use of unwind
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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.
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