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unwind

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Word parts[change]

un- + wind

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
unwind

Third-person singular
unwinds

Past tense
unwound

Past participle
unwound

Present participle
unwinding

  1. If you unwind, you relax.
    I just need to unwind after work.
  2. The opposite of wind (verb). If you unwind something like a string or a scarf, you make it so that it is not around and around something anymore.
    You need to unwind the string from the ball.