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unwrap

[uhn-rap] /ʌnˈræp/
verb (used with object), unwrapped, unwrapping.
1.
to remove or open the wrapping of.
2.
to open (something wrapped):
Sheila unwrapped the Christmas presents quickly.
verb (used without object), unwrapped, unwrapping.
3.
to become unwrapped.
Origin of unwrap
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English unwrappen; see un-2, wrap
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unwrap

/ʌnˈræp/
verb -wraps, -wrapping, -wrapped
1.
to remove the covering or wrapping from (something) or (of something wrapped) to have the covering come off
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Word Origin and History for unwrap
v.

late 14c., from un- (2) + wrap. Related: Unwrapped; unwrapping.

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