- unwritten constitution
verb (used with object), un·wound, un·wind·ing.
verb (used without object), un·wound, un·wind·ing.
Origin of unwind
Examples from the Web for unwound
The U.S. says Iran should suspend the 20 percent enrichment as a confidence-building measure before sanctions begin to be unwound.Behind the Smiles in Geneva, No Concrete Progress in Iran Negotiations|Michael Adler|October 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The unwound are some citizens George Packer found and spent time with, people who symbolize this American nightmare.
The guarantees and bailouts the Fed put in place in 2008 and 2009 have been unwound without significant cost to the public.
And so one of the least-wanted stock positions in American history has been unwound at a tidy profit.
Special-purpose courts can be created and unwound as it suits the leader.
They broke in upon our love ecstasy, and with a sigh Minna unwound her arms from my neck, and we stood hand in hand a minute.A Dash .. .. .. For a Throne|Arthur W. Marchmont
When you come to that lake at midday the ball will be unwound.Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland|Jeremiah Curtin
Hunterleys unwound his scarf and handed his coat and hat to a page-boy.Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Once he was on the ledge, the chain wound itself up as it had unwound itself.Children of the Tenements|Jacob A. Riis
Feeling the pain, it unwound its arm from about Mavovo, knocking Stephen over with the backward sweep.Allan and the Holy Flower|H. Rider Haggard
verb -winds, -winding or -wound
early 14c., "to undo" (a bandage, wrapping, etc.), from un- (2) + wind (v.). Cf. Old English unwindan, Dutch ontwinden, Old High German intwindan. Refl. sense is recorded from 1740; figurative sense of "to release oneself from tensions, to relax" is recorded from 1938. Related: Unwound; unwinding.