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Definition of unwind verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they unwind
    he / she / it unwinds
    past simple unwound
    -ing form unwinding
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  1. 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. 2[intransitive] to stop worrying or thinking about problems and start to relax synonym relax Music helps me unwind after a busy day.
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