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 Then, unwrap the string from the bottom part that's under the ring. Korin Miller, Health.com, "How to Get a Ring Off a Swollen Finger—And When to Know if it’s an Emergency," 22 Apr. 2021 People just unwrap their food and put it in a microwave. Jim Ruland, Los Angeles Times, "The YA novel about the Donner Party you never knew you wanted," 6 Apr. 2021 Eddie, South Bend, Indiana. A: A few things to unwrap here. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "ASK IRA: Have the Heat addressed all their playoff-race needs?," 26 Mar. 2021 Theater instructions used to be simple: Turn off your cellphone and unwrap your candy before the show starts. New York Times, "“Letter to My Father.”," 28 Feb. 2021 To serve, unwrap and cut into sections on a board or a platter. New York Times, "Downscale Your Super Bowl Spread," 30 Jan. 2021 To assemble: Remove the ice cream bombe from the freezer, use the plastic wrap overhang to help lift it out of the bowl, unwrap it and place it onto a heatproof plate or platter. Washington Post, "A festive baked Alaska to end your night in a blaze of glory," 28 Dec. 2020 Kiddos everywhere will be thrilled to unwrap one of these cute bath mitts this Christmas. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "20 Black-owned businesses to support this holiday season," 3 Dec. 2020 Generously flour a work surface and unwrap the dough onto it. Washington Post, "Warm-from-the-oven sticky pecan rolls will make Christmas, or any special morning, memorable," 23 Dec. 2020

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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 7 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unwrap

: to remove the covering that is around something


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

Kids Definition of unwrap

: to remove the wrapping from

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