verb (past and past participle unwound /-ˈwound/)
- 1Undo or be undone after winding or being wound: [with object]: Ella unwound the long woolen scarf from her neck [no object]: the net unwinds from the reelMore example sentences
- I took one of these envelopes and undid it by unwinding a little thread in back.
- When the steering wheel is turned, said printed circuit board can, according to the direction of turning, be wound onto a winding element or unwound therefrom.
- He put the videotape in and unwound his bandages to let his wounds breathe.
- 1.1 [no object] Relax after a period of work or tension: the Grand Hotel is a superb place to unwindMore example sentences
- Why not call in, relax unwind and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of The Family Life Centre Boyle.
- Its been busy, but today might be a chance to take it a bit slower and relax and unwind.
- Even if your preferred speed of living is fast or faster it's important to find time to relax, unwind and loosen your grip.