- 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 Music helps me unwind after a busy day.
NAmE//ʌnˈwaɪnd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they unwind
he / she / it unwinds
past simple unwound
-ing form unwinding