Definition of unwind
- unwinding the labryinth and bringing the hero out
- —Laurence Sterne
- unwound most of its natural gas hedges
- —The New York Times
She unwound some thread from the spool.
The fishing line unwound quickly.
I wanted to unwind after a hard day.
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: 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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subject to rapid or unexpected change
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