unroll

[ 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.

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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

unroll
/ (ʌnˈrəʊl) /

verb

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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