- to remove or open the wrapping of.
- to open (something wrapped): Sheila unwrapped the Christmas presents quickly.
- to become unwrapped.
Origin of unwrap
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Examples from the Web for unwrap
Then take a wrapped straw, unwrap it, tear off a little piece of paper and make a spitball.Why the Biathlon Makes Bonds of Us All
February 16, 2014
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
December 25, 2013
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)
February 3, 2012
His first act was to unwrap one of the coster lights, and set it on fire.Darry the Life Saver
Frank V. Webster
When she proved too languid to unwrap the box, I was seriously uneasy.The Thing from the Lake
Eleanor M. Ingram
Neither would he unwrap the mystery-thing, for fear that its power might escape.The Giant of the North
They watched it unwrap the package and take the metal plate in its hands.The Defenders
Philip K. Dick
When this has properly seasoned the meat, take from the fire, unwrap and drain.Housekeeping in Old Virginia
Marion Cabell Tyree
- to remove the covering or wrapping from (something) or (of something wrapped) to have the covering come off
Word Origin and History for unwrap
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