un·wrap | \ˌən-ˈrap \
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.

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Watching workers ploddingly unwrap instruments and tend to their machinery is like watching a lunar landing. Erika Fry, Fortune, "Critical Condition: Inside Pfizer’s Drug Supply Problem," 22 May 2018 There were always Ruger 10/22s and Marlin Model 60s, the .22LRs kids unwrapped when their grandfathers gave them their first rifles for a birthday or Christmas. David Joy, New York Times, "Gun Culture Is My Culture. And I Fear for What It Has Become.," 2 Apr. 2018 The 2018 FIFA World Cup is finally underway and in four days of competition, there is plenty to unwrap from the action in Russia. Juan Pimiento, chicagotribune.com, "Spain, Portugal thrill, Mexico, Iceland suprise and the best of the World Cup weekend," 17 June 2018 Enjoy holiday cookies and hot apple cider, and all guests are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the United Way of Walworth County. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Christmas 2017: Holiday tree lightings and displays in the Milwaukee area," 13 Nov. 2017 Thousands of American homeowners who’ve seen their property values surge are unwrapping the gift of equity. Kenneth R. Harney, chicagotribune.com, "Booming home equity: Financial gift or warning sign?," 28 June 2018 Smoke unwrapped ribs over oak wood at 250 degrees for two hours. Kelly Vaughan, courant.com, "BBQ Recipes," 22 June 2018 About the only drama left was whether DiVincenzo could unwrap himself from his teammates’ mob hug to toss the ball underhanded toward the scoreboard after the buzzer. Eddie Pells, BostonGlobe.com, "Donte DiVincenzo leads Villanova to NCAA title," 3 Apr. 2018 Consider bringing a new, unwrapped gift for Toy-for-Tots, or a non-perishable food item for Hunger Task Force. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Christmas 2017: Holiday tree lightings and displays in the Milwaukee area," 13 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of unwrap

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unwrap

: to remove the covering that is around something


un·wrap | \ˌən-ˈrap \
unwrapped; unwrapping

Kids Definition of unwrap

: to remove the wrapping from

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