unwrap

verb
un·​wrap | \ ˌən-ˈrap How to pronounce unwrap (audio) \
unwrapped; unwrapping; unwraps

Definition of unwrap

transitive verb

: to remove the wrapping from : disclose unwrap a package unwrap evidence in a criminal case

Examples of unwrap in a Sentence

Unwrap the bandages so I can see the wound.
Recent Examples on the Web Remove the dough from the refrigerator, unwrap it and whack it a few times with a rolling pin to start flattening it. Washington Post, "Alfajores (Cornstarch Cookies With Dulce de Leche)," 2 July 2020 The second trooper, wearing gloves, appears to unwrap a roll of gauze and press it on Johnson's lower stomach. Brieanna J. Frank, The Arizona Republic, "Police association, former officer respond to concerns about lack of immediate medical attention for Dion Johnson," 25 June 2020 Remove the brioche dough from the fridge, unwrap it, and place it on the work surface. BostonGlobe.com, "Apple Cider Sticky Buns," 31 Oct. 2019 One obvious lesson is the need to shut down or heavily regulate food markets where live animals and freshly slaughtered, unwrapped meat commingle amid throngs of shoppers. Brian Bremner, Bloomberg.com, "Man vs. Microbe: We’re Not Ready for the Next Global Virus Outbreak," 10 Feb. 2020 This healthy lunch full of fresh herbs and shrimp is the salad equivalent of unwrapping a summer roll. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Rice Noodle Salad," 11 July 2019 Operation ELF welcomes gift cards of any dollar value for grocery or department stores, home supply stores, gas stations, and pharmacies, as well as unwrapped new toys for young people of any age. courant.com, "Community News For The Stafford Edition," 22 Nov. 2019 Meanwhile, MSI’s GS66 Stealth and GE66 Raider gaming laptops rock 300MHz panels, and all of the new notebooks unwrapped Thursday pack Intel and Nvidia’s latest and greatest chips. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "MSI's Creator 17 wins the miniLED display race, paired with Nvidia and Intel's just-revealed chips," 2 Apr. 2020 After all, as the Morning Mayor taught us: Every new day should be unwrapped like a precious gift. Ed Silverman, STAT, "Pharmalittle: India struggles with coronavirus; CVS and Sanofi shake up management," 13 Feb. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unwrap.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of unwrap

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about unwrap

Time Traveler for unwrap

Time Traveler

The first known use of unwrap was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for unwrap

Last Updated

7 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Unwrap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unwrap. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for unwrap

unwrap

verb
How to pronounce unwrap (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of unwrap

: to remove the covering that is around something

unwrap

verb
un·​wrap | \ ˌən-ˈrap How to pronounce unwrap (audio) \
unwrapped; unwrapping

Kids Definition of unwrap

: to remove the wrapping from

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on unwrap

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for unwrap

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with unwrap

Spanish Central: Translation of unwrap

Nglish: Translation of unwrap for Spanish Speakers

Comments on unwrap

What made you want to look up unwrap? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!