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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Unroll \Un*roll"\, verb (used with an object) [1st pref. un- + roll.] [Written also {unrol}.]

1. To open, as what is rolled or convolved; as, to unroll cloth; to unroll a banner.

2. To display; to reveal. --Dryden.

3. To remove from a roll or register, as a name.

If I make not this cheat bring out another . . . let me be unrolled and my name put in the book of virtue! --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

unroll

verb

1: reverse the winding or twisting of; "unwind a ball of yarn" [syn: {unwind}, {wind off}, {unroll}] [ant: {roll}, {twine}, {wind}, {wrap}]

2: unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state; "unfurl a banner" [syn: {unfurl}, {unroll}] [ant: {roll up}, {wrap up}]


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