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

     

    unwind

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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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, wind down Music helps me unwind after a busy day.
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