unwind

3 definitions found

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

Unwind \Un*wind"\, verb (used with an object) [AS. unwindan. See 1st {Un-}, and {Wind} to coil.]

1. To wind off; to loose or separate, as what or convolved; to untwist; to untwine; as, to unwind thread; to unwind a ball of yarn.

2. To disentangle. [Obs.] --Hooker.

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

Unwind \Un*wind"\, verb (used without an object) To be or become unwound; to be capable of being unwound or untwisted.

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

unwind

verb

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

2: separate the tangles of [syn: {unwind}, {disentangle}]

3: become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work" [syn: {relax}, {loosen up}, {unbend}, {unwind}, {decompress}, {slow down}] [ant: {tense}, {tense up}]

4: cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me" [syn: {relax}, {unstrain}, {unlax}, {loosen up}, {unwind}, {make relaxed}] [ant: {strain}, {tense}, {tense up}]


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