Definition of unwind in English:


Syllabification: un·wind
Pronunciation: /ˌənˈwīnd

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 reel
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    • 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.
    unroll, uncoil, unravel, untwine, untwist, disentangle, open (out), straighten (out)
  • 1.1 [no object] Relax after a period of work or tension: the Grand Hotel is a superb place to unwind
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    • 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.
    relax, loosen up, ease up/off, slow down, de-stress, unbend, rest, put one's feet up, sit back, take it easy, take a load off
    informal wind down, mellow (out), let it all hang out, veg, hang loose, chill (out), chillax

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