unfurl

[uhn-furl]
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verb (used without object)
  1. to become unfurled.

Origin of unfurl

First recorded in 1635–45; un-2 + furl
Related formsun·furl·a·ble, adjective
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Related Words for unfurled

unwind, unroll, unfold, open, spread, develop, display, expand, unpack

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British Dictionary definitions for unfurled

unfurl

verb
  1. to unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state
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Word Origin and History for unfurled

unfurl

v.

1640s, from un- (2) "opposite of" + furl (v.). Related: unfurled, unfurling.

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