Unwind - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌʌnˈwaɪnd|  American pronunciation of the word unwind
Brit.  |ʌnˈwʌɪnd|  British pronunciation of the word unwind
irregular verb:  p.t. — unwound  p.p. — unwound

verb

- reverse the winding or twisting of(syn: unroll)

unwind a ball of yarn

- separate the tangles of (syn: disentangle)
- become less tense, rest, or take one's ease (syn: decompress, relax, unbend)
- cause to feel relaxed (syn: relax, unlax, unstrain)

Examples

She unwound some thread from the spool.

The fishing line unwound quickly.

I wanted to unwind after a hard day.

She started to unwind her scarf.

a beautiful country hotel that is the perfect place to unwind

Swimming, walking or aerobics can help you unwind.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: unwind
he/she/it: unwinds
present participle: unwinding
past tense: unwound
past participle: unwound
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