- 1[transitive, intransitive] unwind (something) (from something) to undo something that has been wrapped into a ball or around something to unwind a ball of string He unwound his scarf from his neck. The bandage gradually unwound and fell off.
- 2[intransitive] to stop worrying or thinking about problems and start to relax synonym relax, wind down Music helps me unwind after a busy day.
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈwaɪnd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈwaɪnd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they unwind
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈwaɪnd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈwaɪnd//he / she / it unwinds
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈwaɪndz//; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈwaɪndz//past simple unwound
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈwaʊnd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈwaʊnd//past participle unwound
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈwaʊnd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈwaʊnd//-ing form unwinding
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈwaɪndɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈwaɪndɪŋ//