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unfurl

[ uhn-furl ]
/ ʌnˈfɜrl /
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verb (used with object)

to spread or shake out from a furled state, as a sail or a flag; unfold.

verb (used without object)

to become unfurled.

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Origin of unfurl

First recorded in 1635–45; un-2 + furl

OTHER WORDS FROM unfurl

un·furl·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unfurl

unfurl
/ (ʌnˈfɜːl) /

verb

to unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state
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