[ uhn-rohl ]
/ ʌnˈroʊl /

verb (used with object)

to open or spread out (something rolled or coiled): to unroll a bolt of fabric.
to lay open; display; reveal.
Obsolete. to strike from a roll or register.

verb (used without object)

to become unrolled or spread out: The scrolls unroll easily.
to become continuously visible or apparent: The landscape unrolled before our eyes.

Origin of unroll

First recorded in 1375–1425, unroll is from the late Middle English word unrollen. See un-2, roll
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British Dictionary definitions for unroll

/ (ʌnˈrəʊl) /


to open out or unwind (something rolled, folded, or coiled) or (of something rolled, etc) to become opened out or unwound
to make or become visible or apparent, esp gradually; unfold
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