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unwind

[ uhn-wahynd ]
/ 蕦n藞wa瑟nd /
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verb (used with object), un路wound [uhn-wound], /蕦n藞wa蕣nd/, un路wind路ing.
to undo or loosen from or as if from a coiled condition: to unwind a rolled bandage; to unwind a coiled rope.
to reduce the tension of; relax: to unwind a person with a drink.
to disentangle or disengage; untwist: to unwind one's legs from around the stool.
verb (used without object), un路wound [uhn-wound], /蕦n藞wa蕣nd/, un路wind路ing.
to become unwound.
to become relieved of tension; relax: After work we can have a drink and unwind.
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Origin of unwind

First recorded in 1275鈥1325; Middle English onwinden; see un-2, wind2

OTHER WORDS FROM unwind

un路wind路a路ble, adjectiveun路wind路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unwind

unwind
/ (蕦n藞wa瑟nd) /

verb -winds, -winding or -wound
to slacken, undo, or unravel or cause to slacken, undo, or unravel
(tr) to disentangle
to make or become relaxedhe finds it hard to unwind after a busy day at work

Derived forms of unwind

unwindable, adjectiveunwinder, noun
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