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unreel

to unwind from a reel
Not to be confused with:
unreal – not actual; imaginary, fanciful, delusory; lacking in truth; not genuine; false; sham
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un·reel

 (ŭn-rēl′)
tr. & intr.v. un·reeled, un·reel·ing, un·reels
To unwind (something) from or as if from a reel or become unwound.
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unreel

(ʌnˈrɪəl)
vb (tr)
to unwind or uncoil from a reel or as if from a reel
vb (intr)
to unwind or uncoil from a reel or as if from a reel
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

un•reel

(ʌnˈril)

v.t.
1. to unwind from or as if from a reel.
v.i.
2. to become unreeled.
[1560–70]
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unreel


Past participle: unreeled
Gerund: unreeling

Imperative
unreel
unreel
Present
I unreel
you unreel
he/she/it unreels
we unreel
you unreel
they unreel
Preterite
I unreeled
you unreeled
he/she/it unreeled
we unreeled
you unreeled
they unreeled
Present Continuous
I am unreeling
you are unreeling
he/she/it is unreeling
we are unreeling
you are unreeling
they are unreeling
Present Perfect
I have unreeled
you have unreeled
he/she/it has unreeled
we have unreeled
you have unreeled
they have unreeled
Past Continuous
I was unreeling
you were unreeling
he/she/it was unreeling
we were unreeling
you were unreeling
they were unreeling
Past Perfect
I had unreeled
you had unreeled
he/she/it had unreeled
we had unreeled
you had unreeled
they had unreeled
Future
I will unreel
you will unreel
he/she/it will unreel
we will unreel
you will unreel
they will unreel
Future Perfect
I will have unreeled
you will have unreeled
he/she/it will have unreeled
we will have unreeled
you will have unreeled
they will have unreeled
Future Continuous
I will be unreeling
you will be unreeling
he/she/it will be unreeling
we will be unreeling
you will be unreeling
they will be unreeling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unreeling
you have been unreeling
he/she/it has been unreeling
we have been unreeling
you have been unreeling
they have been unreeling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unreeling
you will have been unreeling
he/she/it will have been unreeling
we will have been unreeling
you will have been unreeling
they will have been unreeling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unreeling
you had been unreeling
he/she/it had been unreeling
we had been unreeling
you had been unreeling
they had been unreeling
Conditional
I would unreel
you would unreel
he/she/it would unreel
we would unreel
you would unreel
they would unreel
Past Conditional
I would have unreeled
you would have unreeled
he/she/it would have unreeled
we would have unreeled
you would have unreeled
they would have unreeled
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unreel - unwind from or as if from a reelunreel - unwind from or as if from a reel; "unreel the tape"
reel - wind onto or off a reel
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unreel

verb
To cause (a line) to become longer and less taut:
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Translations

unreel

[ʌnˈrɪəl] VTdesenrollar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

unreel

visich abspulen, sich abwickeln, abrollen
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