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Verb: unwind (unwound)  ,ún'wInd
  1. Reverse the winding or twisting of
    "unwind a ball of yarn";
    - wind off, unroll
     
  2. Separate the tangles of
    - disentangle
     
  3. Become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
    "He unwound in the hot tub";
    - relax, loosen up, unbend, decompress, slow down
     
  4. Cause to feel relaxed
    - relax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, make relaxed
     
  5. (finance) sell a purchase position that was previously bought, e.g. if some amount of commodity is bought to be delivered at a future date, sell the delivery to another buyer before the delivery date

Derived forms: unwinding, unwound, unwinds

Type of: affect, change state, displace, move, turn, undo

Antonym: wind[2]

Encyclopedia: Unwind