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 Expect to unwrap brands including Seiko, Fjord, Breeda, LeJour, Nomos or Ballast, all of which are backed by Watch Gang’s authenticity guarantee. Nicole Charky-chami, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 May 2022 Remove from the oven, carefully unwrap one packet, being mindful of the steam and taking care not to spill the juices that have accumulated in the packet. Jessica Battilana, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 May 2021 Those watching the smartphone markets carefully will no doubt be trying to unwrap what OnePlus has shown today, trying to link it back to other devices from the likes of Oppo, Vivo, and RealMe. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 19 May 2022 Once cool enough to handle, unwrap the halves and place them in the refrigerator for about 6 minutes (allow an extra 2 to 3 minutes for very hard avocados). Amy Mitchell, Country Living, 20 Apr. 2022 To serve, unwrap each grits cake and place it on a plate. Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2022 Let cool, then unwrap the avocados and place them in the refrigerator. Amy Mitchell, Country Living, 20 Apr. 2022 For the grill master and movie aficionado, this shirt will be his favorite to unwrap on Father's Day. Annie O’sullivan, Good Housekeeping, 20 Apr. 2022 At the end of each lip sync for the remainder of the season, the losing queen will unwrap her own chocolate bar to see whether or not the single golden ticket is inside. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 24 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unwrap

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unwrap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unwrap. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of unwrap

: to remove the wrapping from

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