unfurl


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un·furl

 (ŭn-fûrl′)
tr. & intr.v. un·furled, un·furl·ing, un·furls
To spread or open (something) out or become spread or opened out.

unfurl

(ʌnˈfɜːl)
vb
to unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state

un•furl

(ʌnˈfɜrl)

v.t.
1. to spread or shake out from a furled state, as a sail or a flag; unfold.
v.i.
2. to become unfurled.
[1635–45]
un•furl′a•ble, adj.

unfurl


Past participle: unfurled
Gerund: unfurling

Imperative
unfurl
unfurl
Present
I unfurl
you unfurl
he/she/it unfurls
we unfurl
you unfurl
they unfurl
Preterite
I unfurled
you unfurled
he/she/it unfurled
we unfurled
you unfurled
they unfurled
Present Continuous
I am unfurling
you are unfurling
he/she/it is unfurling
we are unfurling
you are unfurling
they are unfurling
Present Perfect
I have unfurled
you have unfurled
he/she/it has unfurled
we have unfurled
you have unfurled
they have unfurled
Past Continuous
I was unfurling
you were unfurling
he/she/it was unfurling
we were unfurling
you were unfurling
they were unfurling
Past Perfect
I had unfurled
you had unfurled
he/she/it had unfurled
we had unfurled
you had unfurled
they had unfurled
Future
I will unfurl
you will unfurl
he/she/it will unfurl
we will unfurl
you will unfurl
they will unfurl
Future Perfect
I will have unfurled
you will have unfurled
he/she/it will have unfurled
we will have unfurled
you will have unfurled
they will have unfurled
Future Continuous
I will be unfurling
you will be unfurling
he/she/it will be unfurling
we will be unfurling
you will be unfurling
they will be unfurling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unfurling
you have been unfurling
he/she/it has been unfurling
we have been unfurling
you have been unfurling
they have been unfurling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unfurling
you will have been unfurling
he/she/it will have been unfurling
we will have been unfurling
you will have been unfurling
they will have been unfurling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unfurling
you had been unfurling
he/she/it had been unfurling
we had been unfurling
you had been unfurling
they had been unfurling
Conditional
I would unfurl
you would unfurl
he/she/it would unfurl
we would unfurl
you would unfurl
they would unfurl
Past Conditional
I would have unfurled
you would have unfurled
he/she/it would have unfurled
we would have unfurled
you would have unfurled
they would have unfurled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unfurl - unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled stateunfurl - unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state; "unfurl a banner"
change surface - undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
wrap up, roll up - form a cylinder by rolling; "roll up a banner"

unfurl

verb
1. open, unfold, open out, blossom two weeks later when the leaves unfurl
2. unfold, develop, progress as the dramatic changes in Europe continue to unfurl
Translations
folde utrulle ut

unfurl

[ʌnˈfɜːl] VTdesplegar

unfurl

[ˌʌnˈfɜːrl]
vt [+ sails, flag] → déployer
vi
[leaves] → se dérouler
(= develop) [events, scenes, story] → se dérouler

unfurl

vt flagaufrollen; saillosmachen; (peacock) tailentfalten
visich entfalten; (flag, sails also)sich aufrollen

unfurl

[ʌnˈfɜːl] vt (flag, banner) → spiegare
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