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Definition of unfurl verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

unfurl

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈfɜːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈfɜːrl//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they unfurl
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈfɜːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈfɜːrl//
 
he / she / it unfurls
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈfɜːlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈfɜːrlz//
 
past simple unfurled
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈfɜːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈfɜːrld//
 
past participle unfurled
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈfɜːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈfɜːrld//
 
-ing form unfurling
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈfɜːlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈfɜːrlɪŋ//
 
 
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when something that is curled or rolled tightly unfurls, or you unfurl it, it opens The leaves slowly unfurled. unfurl something to unfurl a flag The protesters tried to unfurl a banner.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: unfurl