to remove or open the wrapping of.
to open (something wrapped): Sheila unwrapped the Christmas presents quickly.
to become unwrapped.
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How to use unwrap in a sentence
They’re in the process of unpacking, slowly unwrapping pieces of their old life.As Texas Targets Trans Youth, a Family Leaves in Search of a Better Future | Madeleine Carlisle/Portland, Ore. | July 14, 2022 | Time
The thriller fan on your list will be overjoyed to unwrap “Yes, Daddy” by Jonathan Parks-Ramage.
Alas, it’s that time of year again when I cave because I want my kids’ faces to light up when they unwrap their gifts.My Kids Want Plastic Toys. I Want to Go Green. Here's the Middle Ground | Emily Barone | December 10, 2021 | Time
From tasty subscriptions to fun e-gift cards, these last-minute gifts may not need to be unwrapped, but they’ll still be appreciated by anyone lucky enough to receive them.
A report in The New York Times Magazine unwrapped Frito-Lay’s efforts to perfect the snack, including employing some 500 scientists to dial in a noisy bite and melt-away mouthfeel.
Then take a wrapped straw, unwrap it, tear off a little piece of paper and make a spitball.
What a secretly beautiful set of presents to unwrap—today and every day.The True Gifts of Christmas Are Life, Love, and the Mystery of God | Joshua DuBois | December 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
At least he was smart enough to unwrap the joke that the Letterman writers gifted him for his appearance last December.Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney’s Political Humor (VIDEOS) | Mark Katz | February 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was the work of but a few minutes to unwrap his body and limbs, when he kicked his feet free, and "Richard was himself again."The Phantom of the River | Edward S. Ellis
Here on the desk of the senior partner Corrigan proceeded to unwrap and display the treasure he had recovered.Christopher and the Clockmakers | Sara Ware Bassett
When they started to unwrap the silk-shrouded Toy I yelled—if the thing got set off accidentally, there'd be trouble.The Door Through Space | Marion Zimmer Bradley
With tears in her eyes, the girl begged and implored them to unwrap her and allow her to have a hand in the struggle.Curlie Carson Listens In | Roy J. Snell
When done, unwrap with care, and lay upon a hot dish, taking care not to break it.The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) | Mrs. F.L. Gillette
British Dictionary definitions for unwrap
to remove the covering or wrapping from (something) or (of something wrapped) to have the covering come off
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