unwrap


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un·wrap

 (ŭn-răp′)
tr. & intr.v. un·wrapped, un·wrap·ping, un·wraps
To remove the wrapping or wrappings from or become unwrapped.

unwrap

(ʌnˈræp)
vb, -wraps, -wrapping or -wrapped
to remove the covering or wrapping from (something) or (of something wrapped) to have the covering come off

un•wrap

(ʌnˈræp)

v. -wrapped, -wrap•ping. v.t.
1. to remove or open the wrapping of.
2. to open (something wrapped).
v.i.
3. to become unwrapped.
[1200–50]

unwrap


Past participle: unwrapped
Gerund: unwrapping

Imperative
unwrap
unwrap
Present
I unwrap
you unwrap
he/she/it unwraps
we unwrap
you unwrap
they unwrap
Preterite
I unwrapped
you unwrapped
he/she/it unwrapped
we unwrapped
you unwrapped
they unwrapped
Present Continuous
I am unwrapping
you are unwrapping
he/she/it is unwrapping
we are unwrapping
you are unwrapping
they are unwrapping
Present Perfect
I have unwrapped
you have unwrapped
he/she/it has unwrapped
we have unwrapped
you have unwrapped
they have unwrapped
Past Continuous
I was unwrapping
you were unwrapping
he/she/it was unwrapping
we were unwrapping
you were unwrapping
they were unwrapping
Past Perfect
I had unwrapped
you had unwrapped
he/she/it had unwrapped
we had unwrapped
you had unwrapped
they had unwrapped
Future
I will unwrap
you will unwrap
he/she/it will unwrap
we will unwrap
you will unwrap
they will unwrap
Future Perfect
I will have unwrapped
you will have unwrapped
he/she/it will have unwrapped
we will have unwrapped
you will have unwrapped
they will have unwrapped
Future Continuous
I will be unwrapping
you will be unwrapping
he/she/it will be unwrapping
we will be unwrapping
you will be unwrapping
they will be unwrapping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unwrapping
you have been unwrapping
he/she/it has been unwrapping
we have been unwrapping
you have been unwrapping
they have been unwrapping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unwrapping
you will have been unwrapping
he/she/it will have been unwrapping
we will have been unwrapping
you will have been unwrapping
they will have been unwrapping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unwrapping
you had been unwrapping
he/she/it had been unwrapping
we had been unwrapping
you had been unwrapping
they had been unwrapping
Conditional
I would unwrap
you would unwrap
he/she/it would unwrap
we would unwrap
you would unwrap
they would unwrap
Past Conditional
I would have unwrapped
you would have unwrapped
he/she/it would have unwrapped
we would have unwrapped
you would have unwrapped
they would have unwrapped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unwrap - remove the outer cover or wrapping ofunwrap - remove the outer cover or wrapping of; "Let's unwrap the gifts!"; "undo the parcel"
uncover, expose - remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body; "uncover your belly"; "The man exposed himself in the subway"
wrap, wrap up - arrange or fold as a cover or protection; "wrap the baby before taking her out"; "Wrap the present"
2.unwrap - make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secretunwrap - make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"
blackwash - bring (information) out of concealment
muckrake - explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures; "This reporter was well-known for his muckraking"
blow - cause to be revealed and jeopardized; "The story blew their cover"; "The double agent was blown by the other side"
out - reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle; "The gay actor was outed last week"; "Someone outed a CIA agent"
come out of the closet, out, come out - to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality; "This actor outed last year"
spring - produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"
get around, get out, break - be released or become known; of news; "News of her death broke in the morning"
betray, bewray - reveal unintentionally; "Her smile betrayed her true feelings"
confide - reveal in private; tell confidentially
leak - tell anonymously; "The news were leaked to the paper"
babble out, blab, blab out, let the cat out of the bag, peach, spill the beans, tattle, babble, talk, sing - divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks"
tell - let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late"
reveal - disclose directly or through prophets; "God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind"
Translations
يَفْتَح، يَكْشِفيَفُضُّ
rozbalit
pakke ud
avata
odmotati
taka utan af
包装を解く
풀다
attītiztīt
odmotati
öppna
แก้ห่อออก
mở gói

unwrap

[ˈʌnˈræp] VTabrir
after the meal we unwrapped the presentsdespués de comer abrimos los regalos

unwrap

[ʌnˈræp] vt [+ present] → déballer, ouvrir; [+ packet] → défaire, ouvrir
After the meal we unwrapped the presents → Après le repas nous avons déballé les cadeaux.

unwrap

unwrap

[ʌnˈræp] vt (present) → aprire, scartare; (parcel) → disfare

unwrap

(anˈrap) past tense, past participle unˈwrapped verb
to open (something wrapped or folded). He unwrapped the gift.

unwrap

يَفُضُّ rozbalit pakke ud auswickeln ανοίγω δέμα desenvolver avata déballer odmotati scartare 包装を解く 풀다 openmaken pakke opp rozpakować desembrulhar разворачивать öppna แก้ห่อออก açmak mở gói 打开
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