[ uhn-reel ]
/ ʌnˈril /
verb (used with object)
to unwind from or as if from a reel: to unreel some wire; to unreel a tangled skein.
verb (used without object)
to become unreeled.
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OTHER WORDS FROM unreelun·reel·a·ble, adjectiveun·reel·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for unreel
He pulled the string that was to unreel the rope and let him down.The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair|Charles McCellan Stevens (AKA 'Quondam')
"Unreel the hose," the inventor continued, and Mark and Jack ran to do this.Under the Ocean to the South Pole|Roy Rockwood