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
But the trouble is within their own ranks as Senate Republicans disagree over how quickly to unwind the Medicaid expansion under Obama’s health law, as well as other elements of the GOP bill.
But the trouble is within their own ranks as Senate Republicans disagree over how quickly to unwind the Medicaid expansion under Obama's health law, as well as other elements of the GOP bill.
Mr. Trump took on as an informal campaign adviser Robert E. Murray — chief executive of the same coal company that had been working closely for years with the Republican attorneys general to unwind the Obama environmental legacy.
What’s your guilty pleasure to unwind after a long day on the governors trail?
At Pandora’s Hair Design in Highlandtown, Clara Tana Weber unwinds her client’s rollers one by one, teasing her tendrils into larger blonde tufts with a comb.
That kind of talk has fueled speculation over when the central bank will finally start to unwind its 2.3 trillion-euro ($2.6 trillion) bond-purchase program.
Efforts to unwind some of the deal's more onerous regulations are welcomed, but that is not enough.
This gives Diller veto power over any move to unwind the partnership, at a time when Fourtou, the new CEO, is desperate to raise cash.
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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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